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

Thursday 7 March 2019 | 17:29 CET | News
Sky has agreed legally binding commitments to the European Commission to not include restrictive geographic clauses in its licensing deals with major studios. The commitments apply to Sky UK and Ireland's business with the studios Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, NBCUniversal and Disney. A similar agreement was reached with Paramount earlier. 

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Disney / Paramount / Sky / Sony / Warner Bros
Countries: Europe / United Kingdom
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