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MurphyPremier League changes European media rights landscape
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

This case, about the ability of British pubs to screen live Premier League football broadcast from other EU countries, questions the way content has been distributed in Europe


EU antitrust investigation of Hollywood film studios’ geo-blocking arrangements with Sky - Update
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • European Union
  • July 27 2016

On 22 April 2016 Paramount Pictures (Paramount) became the first film studio to seek a negotiated end to the European Commission's (the Commission


General counsel update: 31 May 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas


The Court of Justice rules that a prohibition on the sale and use of foreign TV decoder cards for viewing football matches is in breach of Article 101 TFEU
  • Stibbe
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 27 2012

FAPL runs the Premier League, the leading professional football league competition in England


The Premier League and the pub landlady
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 6 2011

European Court finds that prohibitions on the sale and use of foreign decoder devices for viewing broadcasts of football matches are contrary to EU law, but holds that transmission in a pub of certain elements of such broadcasts requires prior authorisation under copyright law


A European Premier League: final whistle blows on football rights at the CJEU
  • CMS
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 5 2011

The FAPL markets the television broadcasting rights for Premier League matches


Make mine a Murphy's, or maybe not
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • March 5 2012

On 24 February 2012, Karen Murphy finally had her criminal conviction for using foreign decoders to show football in her Portsmouth pub quashed


Case on exclusive territorial licences for TV rights raises serious issues for rights-holders
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union
  • March 4 2011

On 3 February 2011, Advocate General (AG) Kokott gave her Opinion (Cases C-40308 & C-42908) on questions referred from the High Court on the compatibility with EU law of territorial exclusivity agreements relating to the transmission of football matches


Round up of key developments
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 19 2011

On 4 March, the European Commission announced it would close its antitrust investigation into possible restrictive business agreements by Hollywood film studios


CMS quarterly communications update - July 2012
  • CMS
  • Austria, Bulgaria, European Union, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • July 20 2012

Quarterly update summarising regulatory and legal developments from the last three months in the communications, media and satellite sectors in Europe