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The July report begins with the discussions about the Digital Markets Act, the new legislation of the European Union (EU) toward large online platforms, and the criticisms coming from the US administration. It also deals with the implementation of key measures of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive related to obligations for providers of on-demand audiovisual services to respect quotas for European works in their online catalogues. Then, the report emphasizes the global expansion of several video streamers, such as Disney Plus and Paramount Plus. In addition, the report turns to new business plans and strategic partnerships of streaming platforms, focusing on Netflix, Spotify, and Disney Plus.