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Sky faces EU competition objections over geoblocking

Thursday 23 July 2015 | 14:48 CET | News
The European Commission has accused UK pay-TV provider Sky and major US studios of anti-competitive behaviour for blocking access to Sky services in the rest of Europe. The EC sent a statement of objections to Sky and the studios Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros, outlining its concerns about clauses in their content licensing deals that prohibit EU consumers located elsewhere to access, via satellite or online, Sky's pay-TV services available in the UK and Ireland. The case represents a clear test of the EC's plans to end so-called

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Canal Plus / DTS / European Commission / Paramount / Sky / Sony / Twentieth Century Fox / Warner Bros
Countries: United Kingdom
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