Are you a fan of Netflix, HBO or YouTube platforms? The country will once again enter confinement due to the high number of COVID-19 cases. The confinement will be similar to that of March 2020, but with many more exceptions.

According to the Government Decree, platforms such as Netflix, HBO or YouTube may be suspended or limited during the confinement period.

Confinement: Netflix, HBO or YouTube can be blocked

Netflix, HBO or YouTube may be Off during confinement

Communications operators may be required to restrict platforms such as Netflix, HBO or YouTube during this confinement period.

The hypothesis is foreseen in the Government Decree, read by the TSF, which operationalizes the various measures to put the new confinement into practice, in an article that did not exist in the first states of emergency, equally stricter (with more people at home) in March and April 2020.

According to information, there must be a priority for essential services. The document states that electronic communications companies should give priority to customers considered to be priorities.

Confinement: Netflix, HBO or YouTube can be blocked

As an example, the services and bodies of the Ministry of Health and entities providing health care integrated into the network of the National Health Service, but also to the Integrated System of Emergency and Security Networks of Portugal (SIRESP), Ministry of Internal Administration, Authority National Emergency and Civil Protection (ANEPC), Armed Forces, police, services to support the functioning of the Presidency of the Republic, the Assembly of the Republic and the Government, reveals the TSF.

In addition to these, support services for the Presidency of the Republic, the Assembly of the Republic and the Government are also on the list of priorities - in addition to Social Security, Citizen Card services, schools and the Electronic Journal of the Republic.

In this scenario, the hypothesis arises of “limiting or inhibiting certain functionalities, namely non-linear audiovisual services”, such as, for example, Netflix, HBO or YouTube.

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