July 4, 2022

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It Must Be Business

Netflix CEO in Israel to oppose production legislation

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Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos is in Israel and has achieved with President Isaac Herzog and Minister of Communications Yoaz Hendel at the president’s residence in Jerusalem. Sarandos is attempting to persuade Hendel not to move forward with laws requiring international streaming providers like Netflix to produce primary material in Israel.

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Sarandos heard what Israel is setting up on the difficulty and he explained that legislation could damage Netflix’s strategies to increase financial commitment in Israel. Netflix is anxious about the precedent and Sarandos sought to demonstrate how the corporation is previously cooperating with area business in acquiring written content and why laws could result in diminished investment.

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The planned legislation follows the conclusions of the Folkman Committee that it generates unfair competitors for Israeli Tv set businesses that are demanded to make investments in original productions, though the international streaming giants are not. Hendel explained to Sarandos that the legislation was made to build an equal taking part in area for Israeli and intercontinental organizations.

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Sarandos’ take a look at was prepared ahead of it was identified that the recent Knesset was remaining dissolved. The Ministry of Communications had hoped that the new laws would be part of the Economic Arrangements Monthly bill that accompanies the 2023 spending plan but it is now unclear whether or not the legislation can be enacted this yr.

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

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