COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Lawmakers in Denmark have agreed global TV streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Disney must pay a levy of 6% of their revenue in the country to support local TV production.
“Denmark must go as far as possible in providing good public service to children and young people, which can serve as a real alternative to the tech giants’ platforms and foreign content,” the Ministry of Culture said in a statement on Saturday.
Switzerland and Portugal have introduced similar measures and Spain is due to introduce a levy.
U.S. streaming services have already made several productions in Denmark. Recently, Netflix partnered with Danish broadcaster DR to produce the fourth season of “Borgen” which aired this year.
(Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen; Editing by Mark Potter)