Murphy and pay-TV: an update
A version of the blog post below was first published on the Blackstone Chambers sports law blog: http://sportslawbulletin.org/. Back in November I blogged on a Financial Times report that the European Commission was about to commence an antitrust investigation into pay-TV services. That investigation was formally announced last Monday, in a statement by Joaquín Almunia,… Continue reading
Murphy, round 2: does exclusive territorial licensing of pay-TV breach EU competition law?
According to a report in the Financial Times last weekend, the European Commission is on the verge of commencing a formal investigation into potentially anti-competitive restrictions in pay-TV licensing arrangements. Such an investigation could have significant ramifications for any owners of television rights in sports fixtures (or other content) who seek to maximise their revenues… Continue reading
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