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Netflix CEO in Israel to oppose production legislation

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Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos is in Israel and has met with President Isaac Herzog and Minister of Communications Yoaz Hendel at the president’s residence in Jerusalem. Sarandos is attempting to encourage Hendel not to go forward with laws demanding global streaming products and services like Netflix to create original materials in Israel.

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Sarandos read what Israel is preparing on the problem and he described that laws could harm Netflix’s designs to increase financial investment in Israel. Netflix is involved about the precedent and Sarandos sought to describe how the business is now cooperating with regional market in buying material and why legislation could consequence in diminished financial commitment.

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The planned legislation follows the conclusions of the Folkman Committee that it creates unfair competitiveness for Israeli Tv set businesses that are required to make investments in initial productions, even though the international streaming giants are not. Hendel told Sarandos that the laws was created to make an equivalent taking part in field for Israeli and worldwide providers.

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Sarandos’ visit was prepared before it was acknowledged that the recent Knesset was staying dissolved. The Ministry of Communications had hoped that the new laws would be aspect of the Economic Arrangements Invoice that accompanies the 2023 spending plan but it is now unclear no matter if the laws can be enacted this 12 months.

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Printed by Globes, Israel organization news – en.globes.co.il – on June 21, 2022.

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