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Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos is in Israel and has met with President Isaac Herzog and Minister of Communications Yoaz Hendel at the president’s home in Jerusalem. Sarandos is making an attempt to convince Hendel not to transfer forward with laws requiring worldwide streaming companies like Netflix to develop initial materials in Israel.

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Sarandos heard what Israel is planning on the issue and he described that laws could hurt Netflix’s programs to extend financial investment in Israel. Netflix is involved about the precedent and Sarandos sought to make clear how the firm is now cooperating with local business in shopping for material and why laws could final result in minimized financial investment.

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The planned laws follows the conclusions of the Folkman Committee that it produces unfair level of competition for Israeli Tv set organizations that are expected to commit in initial productions, whilst the global streaming giants are not. Hendel explained to Sarandos that the laws was developed to create an equivalent participating in industry for Israeli and intercontinental companies.

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Sarandos’ take a look at was prepared just before it was acknowledged that the latest Knesset was being dissolved. The Ministry of Communications had hoped that the new legislation would be section of the Economic Arrangements Bill that accompanies the 2023 spending plan but it is now unclear whether the legislation can be enacted this yr.

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Released by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on June 21, 2022.

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