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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


Communications and media e-bulletin - a round-up of developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 6 2012

In the face of decreasing voice revenues and increasing data demands and the need to roll-out 4G networks, mobile operators in Europe are looking at new ways of sharing networks and infrastructure


Broadcasting: post-Murphy: the territorial TV sports licensing landscape
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 15 2014

This article looks at the impact the European Commission inquiry into TV licensing arrangements with Hollywood film studios could have on sport's TV


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


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

The FAPL markets the television broadcasting rights for Premier League matches


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


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


CMS quarterly communications update April 2012
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Austria, Bulgaria, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, European Union, Germany, Global, Hungary, Iran, Italy
  • April 30 2012

This edition includes contributions from the United Kingdom, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine


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