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SMIT Researchers commenting on Media Minister Sven Gatz’ plans the television industry

As part of a visit to Silicon Valley, the Minister of Media Sven Gatz this week announced plans to enforce Netflix and players alike to invest in Flemish television production, similar to a system developed in France. The Minister also demands broadcasters and distributors to come to an agreement to future revenue models due to increased ad-skipping. SMIT researcher Olivier Braet commented on the latter on VTM. Tim Raats presented his views on both matters on Focus Knack. Both researchers acknowledge the need to find new ways of sustaining the Flemish television ecosystem, but at the same time oppose plans to block ad-skipping.