translated from Spanish: Netflix agreed to narrow down the definition of its content

Due to the isolation that governs the coronavirus until March 31 (at least for now) the National Communications Body (Enacom) advised the «responsible use of the Internet» to prevent the collapse of mobile and fixed networks and that people can continue to use it – priority – for work and for virtual education. In this context, they agreed with Netflix that the platform diminish the definition in its contents «to ensure the connectivity of all citizens in Argentina», says Enacom’s statement. In other words, both Youtube and Netflix agreed to bring the high definition of their contents: from HD to SD. The text signed by Claudio Ambrosini, owner of the Enacom, told the agency that the agency communicated with Paula Pinha, Director of Public Affairs at Netflix in Latin America, «to ensure navigability through the reduction in the quality of HD broadcast to SD of Netflix streams». The official communication reported that Netflix, through Pinha, «after assessing the situation, decided to start reducing bitrates on all broadcasts in the country, which would reduce the total amount of bandwidth used by 25 percent for 30 days.» This measure at the local level is in line with a decision of the same character that the company reconciled with the European Union last Saturday.

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