State Aid Advice

Further advice on territorial spending obligations for the Broadcast Content Fund.

Where a Member States makes the aid subject to territorial spending obligations, aid schemes for the production of audiovisual works may either:

(a) require that up to 160 % of the aid granted to the production of a given audiovisual work is spent in the territory of the Member State granting the aid; or

(b) calculate the aid granted to the production of a given audiovisual work as a percentage of the expenditure on production activities in the granting Member State, typically in case of aid schemes in the form of tax incentives.

In both cases, the maximum expenditure subject to territorial spending obligations shall in no case exceed 80 % of the overall production budget.

For further information on this please see GBER and the Practical guide to the GBER.