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Italy's Council of State rules against RAI encryption

Wednesday 4 September 2013 | 09:36 CET | News
Italy's Council of State has ruled that channel encryption by public broadcaster RAI is illegal, marking an important victory for pay-TV operator Sky Italia. RAI had been encrypting certain programmes on Sky's satellite platform, including newscasts and sports events, such as the Italian men's national football team's matches. The ruling by Italy's highest legal-administrative body confirms the decision taken by the Lazio regional court in 2012, which ruled in Sky Italia's favour, and against which RAI had appealed. As a public service broadcaster, RAI must respect the principle of technology

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: RAI / Sky Italia
Countries: Italy
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