Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and Viceland have started moving their broadcast licenses from the UK in anticipation of Brexit.
Seeking an alternative, VIMN has secured licences in The Netherlands for its range of channels aimed at France, MTV (France), MTV Hits (France), Paramount Channel (France), BET (France), Nickelodeon (France), Nickelodeon Junior (France) and Nickelodeon Teen (France).
Viceland is now using a Dutch licence for its Dutch and Belgian (Dutch language) channels.
With the UK currently a part of the European Union’s single market, more than 750 channels based in Britain and licenced by media regulator Ofcom can currently broadcast throughout the EU without restriction, but this is all set to change after Brexit.
A number of other channel providers with bases in Britain are expected to follow suit, including Discovery, Disney, the Modern Times Group, and Turner Broadcasting.