The threat of Brexit is also used for UK TV channels to a large risk. The UK and especially London to form a centre within the European creative economy, 29 percent of all television companies in the European Union have their seat in the departing member state. A considerable part of it produced, however, not for the British, but for various European markets. If there is a Brexit, without a common agreement, what it looks like currently, the station in front of a large Problem: you are not allowed to transfer your program to Germany, France or Italy.

On the 29. March, you could lose your broadcast license for the European internal market. The reason for this is the Elimination of the so-called country of origin principle, the European Directive for audiovisual media services (AVMSD). There it is stipulated that the possession of a transmitting license in a member country is not sufficient in the EU to transfer in any other European country TV programs. The United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the license of the British media oversight authority, Ofcom, within the UK’s borders, a Transfer to Germany would be legally possible.

Approximately six hundred and fifty British TV channels are affected. Including renowned houses such as Disney, 21st Century Fox or BBC World News. Individual have already made arrangements, and their headquarters on the mainland has moved on. Discovery has announced in may 2018, to move in with the main office on the Continent. Meanwhile, the decision for Amsterdam is like. But also in Germany, with the second-largest TV market in the EU, is a popular destination. In December, the Bavarian state media issued institution, NBC and Turner Broadcasting, the permission to send to Germany, and thus in the whole of the European Union. The two American companies had to demonstrate that their headquarters is in Germany, or the editorial decisions in this country are made. “It comes down to a total consideration of entrepreneurial activities”, informed the regional media authority on request of this newspaper. Siegfried Schneider, President of the Institute, said “the free state” via “a further strengthening of the site”.