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Rai, Sky Italia sign deal to settle encryption row

Tuesday 18 March 2014 | 10:17 CET | News
Italian public broadcaster RAI and pay-TV operator Sky Italia have reached an agreement to settle a dispute on the encryption of RAI channels that dates back to 2009. The deal follows a recent judgment by the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio, the main Italian administrative court of first instance, which ruled that RAI was breaching its public service charter by encrypting certain programmes on its free-to-air TV channels, above all Italian football games and prime time movies, to prevent Sky Italia from showing them on its DTH platform. Under the terms of the 12-month Memorandum of

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