‘Discovery Channel is looking to Amsterdam as a European base’

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US broadcaster Discovery Channel is considering moving its European broadcasting base to Amsterdam, the Guardian has reported.

If the British government fails to strike a deal to keep EU-wide broadcast rights post-Brexit, companies will have to look to the mainland if they want to continue to transmit across Europe, the paper said.

The broadcaster, which puts out more than 100 TV channels including Eurosport, Animal Planet, Travel Channel as well as Discovery Channel, is said to be considering Amsterdam or Warsaw for the operation which will have a payroll of about 100.

However, it will continue to employ 1,300 people in Britain, where it makes programmes and broadcasts16 channels to British viewers, the paper said.

Netflix has based its European operations in the Dutch capital.

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