State of OTT video regulation in the Americas 06 September 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

Streaming video technology and the resulting over-the-top (OTT) services have disrupted video content delivery worldwide. Cullen International's latest benchmark for the Americas region shows a widespread regulatory response to this phenomenon has resulted in the region.

Among the eight countries surveyed, Brazil and Canada are considering legislation to have OTT services contribute to the production of domestico video content, while Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are all mulling mandating that OTT services observe domestic content quotas. 

Except for the US, all the countries in the region levy a special national-level direct tax on OTT services in particular, digital services in general, or otherwise collect a VAT tax on OTT services consumption.

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