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EU to investigate national pay-TV film deals

Monday 13 January 2014 | 16:30 CET | News
The European Commission has started a competition investigation into national film rights granted by US studios to EU pay-TV broadcasters. The rights are normally agreed for broadcast only in one country, preventing the pay-TV providers from offering the films or TV series to customers in other EU states. The EC said that this "absolute territorial protection" may constitute an infringement of EU antitrust rules that prohibit anti-competitive agreements. The decision to investigate follows a landmark ruling in 2011 by the EU Court of Justice over the right of a subscriber to BSkyB services in

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: BSkyB / Canal Plus / DTS / European Commission / Fox Channels Benelux / Paramount / Sky Deutschland / Sky Italia / Sony / Warner Bros
Countries: Europe
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