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Spain to force streaming platforms to air shows in regional languages: Catalan party

Spain to force streaming platforms to air shows in regional languages: Catalan party

The measures come in exchange for Catalonia's separatist party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya's critical support for the leftist coalition government's 2022 budget bill.

Spain to force streaming platforms to air shows in regional languages: Catalan party (Photo: Reuters) Spain to force streaming platforms to air shows in regional languages: Catalan party (Photo: Reuters)

The Spanish government will pass a new 5% tax on audiovisual production and force streaming platforms, such as Netflix, to air shows in regional languages, Catalonia's separatist party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) said on Tuesday.

The measures come in exchange for ERC's critical support for the leftist coalition government's 2022 budget bill.

They will include an obligation that 6% of the streaming platforms' content is in Spain's co-official languages: Catalan, Galician or Basque, ERC's lawmaker Gabriel Rufian told reporters, without specifying if that would require original content or simply dubbed or subtitled.

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