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Catch-up services, such as BBC iPlayer and Sky's Now TV, could soon be available throughout Europe, after the European Commission made a number of suggestions to expand their reach as part of its Digital Single Market strategy.

At the moment, if you try and watch iPlayer while abroad you'll get an error message saying you're out of the service's jurisdiction. Or words to that effect.

The mooted change stems from the commission's desire to modernise European copyright law and improve people's access to cultural content online.

By 2016, it aims to complete "an ambitious overhaul of EU telecom rules" that in particular will ensure "that users who buy films, music or articles at home can also enjoy them while travelling across Europe".

It also includes incentives for investment in high-speed broadband and more effective spectrum co-ordination across the Continent.

Other proposals include a partnership with industry on cybersecurity and a plan to tackle illegal content online.


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