The options are grouped according to the specific problem they intend to address primarily. For each section, the preferred option is highlighted.
1.Options addressing the problem of insufficient minors and consumers protection in video-sharing platforms
Option A encourages self-regulation for protection of minors and consumers on video-sharing platforms
Option B imposes an obligation of means on video-sharing platforms for protection of minors and hate speech, implemented through co-regulation.
2.Options addressing the problem of the lack of a level playing field and internal market weaknesses
a) Promotion of European works
Option A gives more flexibility to both TV broadcasting and on-demand services in the way they implement the obligations to promote European works.
Option B maintains the status quo for TV broadcasting and reinforces the rules for on-demand service providers.
b) Protection of minors in on-demand services
Option A increases the level of protection of minors for on-demand audiovisual media services, simplifies the notion of harmful content and encourages EU co-regulation on content descriptors.
c) Country of origin principle
Option A simplifies and improves the jurisdiction rules and the cooperation procedures
d) Independence of Regulators
Option A requires Member States to have an independent regulatory authority and sets a number of requirements to support their independence and effectiveness. ERGA coordination and advisory role is reinforced and embedded in the AVMSD.
3.Option addressing the problem of the rules on commercial communications no longer fit for purpose
Option A makes some of the rules for audiovisual commercial communications more flexible.