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Facebook also reduces video quality for coronaviruses

Practically all the most important names for online video and streaming TV have already announced the reduction of the transmission quality in Europe: now Facebook also reduces the bitrate in the Old Continent to avoid any possible congestion of networks and the Internet during the coronavirus emergency.

In the past few days the same identical announcement arrived, in chronological order, from Netflix, YouTube, Apple and Amazon: Disney + has also been added to this list in the past few hours. The new Disney streaming TV service has not yet arrived in Europe, but will also be launched in Italy and other EU countries on Tuesday 24 March immediately in reduced video quality due to the epidemic emergency.

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Facebook reduces the quality of the videos available through its platform, but also of the videos available on the Instagram photo social. So also the social networks of Mark Zuckerberg respond and adapt to the request of the European Union last week.

To help alleviate any potential network congestion, we will temporarily reduce bit rates for videos on Facebook and Instagram in Europe, said a spokesman for the social giant reported by Reuters. We recall that Europe's request was made by Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the internal market for services. With the coronavirus emergency, a growing number of EU citizens forced to stay at home, thus causing a strong increase in data transmissions for smart working and video conferences, simultaneously with school lessons via the web and online video games by the youngest.

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