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YouTube and Netflix will reduce video quality in Europe by a month

Umaril
20.03.2020

Google and Netflix will reduce the quality of their video streaming in their services in Europe for a month. Companies have taken such measures to ease the load on the Internet.

On March 19, European Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton asked Netflix and other online cinemas to temporarily reduce the quality of broadcasts due to an increase in the number of viewers on streaming services. The company later agreed to take action. According to her calculations, this will reduce traffic in European networks by about 25%.

According to Bloomberg, Google also decided to reduce the quality of the stream and resolution from HD to the standard on YouTube for a month.

Source: bloomberg.com