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Social Media and OTT Platforms Muscle in on Traditional TV Sports Broadcasting Market

Ireland - May 10 2018 Social media companies and over-the-top (OTT) subscription platforms are targeting the sports broadcasting market traditionally occupied by TV...

Patrick Murphy, Leo Moore, John Magee.

Dawn Raids in Sports Media Rights Distribution Markets

European Union, Ireland - April 30 2018 On 10 April 2018, the European Commission (EC) carried out "dawn raids" at the premises of several companies active in the market for the distribution...

Patrick Murphy, Cormac Little.

FAI Settle High Court Proceedings Relating to Appeal Against 12 Month Suspension of Former Athlone Town Football Players for Match-fixing

Ireland - April 19 2018 The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has settled High Court proceedings brought by two former Athlone Town football players suspended by the FAI...

Derek Hegarty, Patrick Murphy.

Is the Restriction on Athlete Advertising during Olympic Games an Abuse of a Dominant Position?

Ireland - February 26 2018 The Bundeskartellamt, the German competition authority, recently brought administrative proceedings against the International Olympic Council (IOC)...

Derek Hegarty, Patrick Murphy, Cormac Little.

Court Refuses Arbitration in Player vs Agent Dispute

United Kingdom - February 5 2018 Last year, a UK District Court refused to grant a stay on proceedings brought by Premier League footballer Wilfried Bony (the Player) regarding secret...

Derek Hegarty, Richard Breen.