Discovery Shifts European Channels Out of the U.K. Ahead of Brexit

Discovery is shifting its channel licenses for services in the European Union from the U.K. to the Netherlands. The U.S. firm said it wanted to ensure its licenses were valid post-Brexit.

Channel licenses registered in the U.K. with the media regulator Ofcom are currently valid throughout the 28-nation European Union. But as Britain prepares to exit the E.U. on March 29, and with an E.U.-U.K. separation deal still not agreed, channel operators are concerned about the future status of those British-issued licenses.

The U.K. is the largest single international market for Discovery, which has a major base in west London.
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