174. Regulation relating to internet streaming.

The streaming of programmes over the internet is governed by the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, which regulates all audiovisual media services within the EU, regardless of their method of transmission1. The Directive provides2 that 'audiovisual media service' means a service3 which is under the editorial responsibility of a media service provider and the principal purpose of which is the provision of programmes, in order to inform, entertain or educate, to the general public by electronic communications networks4, and an audiovisual commercial communication