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It comes with the territory: an update on recent developments on territoriality in European broadcasting

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3 January 2019

It comes with the territory: an update on recent developments on territoriality in European broadcasting

This December has seen two important developments in the broadcasting sphere. First, on 13 December, the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a new instrument to supplement the Satellite and Cable Directive (“the Online Content Directive”), which will facilitate certain cross-border “ancillary” exploitation by broadcasters across the European Union. Second, on 20 December, the European Commission came one step closer to wrapping up its almost five-year investigation into the pay-TV industry when three additional film studios and Sky UK offered commitments to the European Commission addressing concerns over terms in film-licensing contracts that prevent the cross-border supply of pay-TV.  Read our full analysis. 

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It comes with the territory: an update on recent developments on territoriality in European broadcasting

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John Enser
John Enser
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London