0
Broadband

Paramount agrees to changes in EU pay-TV contracts

Wednesday 27 July 2016 | 10:33 CET | News
Paramount has agreed to adjust its agreements with pay-TV provider Sky UK, following competition objections from the European Commission. Certain clauses in its contracts prevented Sky UK from allowing EU consumers outside the UK and Ireland to access films via satellite or online. They also required Paramount to ensure that broadcasters other than Sky UK are prevented from making their pay-TV services available in the UK and Ireland. Paramount has now committed that it will neither act upon nor enforce these clauses in existing film licensing contracts for pay-TV with any broadcaster in the

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: European Commission / Paramount / Sky / Sony / Twentieth Century Fox / Warner Bros
Countries: Europe / United Kingdom
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

NBCUniversal handed EUR 14 mln fine for EU sales restrictions

Published 30 Jan 2020 16:03 CET | Europe
The EC said NBCUniversal's sales restrictions concerned merchandise products featuring the Minions, Jurassic World and other ...

Sky, film studios agree to drop geo-blocking clauses after EU competition probe

Published 07 Mar 2019 17:29 CET | United Kingdom
Sky has agreed legally binding commitments to the European Commission to not include restrictive geographic clauses in its ...

EC conducts unannounced inspections on sports broadcasters

Published 11 Apr 2018 10:50 CET | Europe
European Commission (EC) officials have carried out unannounced inspections of the offices of various companies across EU member ...

EC says geoblocking may violate competition law

Published 15 Sep 2016 13:15 CET | Europe
Geo-blocking digital content according to the country of consumption may violate EU antitrust rules, if this is the result of ...

Paramount wijzigt geoblocking-clausules binnen EU

Published 27 Jul 2016 11:05 CET | United Kingdom
Paramount heeft ingestemd met aanpassingen in zijn overeenkomst met tv-aanbieder Sky UK naar aanleiding van competitieve bezwaren ...

Sky faces EU competition objections over geoblocking

Published 23 Jul 2015 14:48 CET | United Kingdom
The European Commission has accused UK pay-TV provider Sky and major US studios of anti-competitive behaviour for blocking access ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

23 Feb RSA Conference
25 Feb Utility Telecoms 2020
26 Feb Crown Castle Q4 2019
26 Feb Syn Q4 2019
26 Feb Avast FY results
26 Feb Box Q4 2019
26 Feb Orbcomm Q4 2019
26 Feb Sina Q4 2019
26 Feb Weibo Q4 2019
26 Feb Shentel Q4 2019
27 Feb Dell Technologies fiscal Q4
27 Feb VMware fiscal Q4
27 Feb Zoom Telephonics Q4 2019
27 Feb Telesat Q4
27 Feb Cogent Communications Q4 2019
27 Feb Cable One Q4 2019
27 Feb Neophotonics Q4 2019
27 Feb Baidu Q4 2019
27 Feb Netia Q4 2019
27 Feb Sunrise Q4 2019
27 Feb Interxion EGM
28 Feb Tecnotree FY 2019
28 Feb Masmovil Q4 2019
28 Feb Freenet Q4 2019
02 Mar Boingo Wireless Q4 2019
02 Mar Maxar Technologies Q4 2019
02 Mar GTT Q4 2019
02 Mar Capacity Middle East
03 Mar HPE fiscal Q1
04 Mar Tech Data fiscal Q4
::: More Calendar Items