Users may, for example, only be able to view the content that they have already downloaded onto their portable device.
• Users of the Belgian film service Universciné must remember to download a film they have rented before leaving for a trip in another EU country.
People travelling abroad in the EU often face restrictions: they can be cut off from their online content services or have only limited access.
Many people – especially when they leave for short trips – will not find it convenient to take out subscription to a local service, or may find that their favourite films and series are not available or only in a foreign language.
3/ How will the content providers verify the country of residence?No, under the new rules, online content services will not be allowed to impose additional charges to consumers/subscribers for providing cross-border portability.7/ Will the portability of sports online subscriptions be covered by the new rules?• A subscriber trying to watch films using his Home Box Office (HBO) Nordic account when on holiday in Italy sees a message saying that the service "is only available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland".• A French user of the My TF1 film and series service is not able to rent a new film while on business trip to the UK.
The service provider will have to verify the subscriber's country of residence.