On 4 March 2011, the Commission announced that it had closed an antitrust investigation concerning the digitisation of European cinemas. This follows a proposal by several major U.S. Hollywood film studios to offer revised contract provisions relating to the financing and installation of digital projection equipment in cinemas which are designed to make it easier for independent and art house distributors to have access to cinemas equipped with digital equipment. The Commission had concerns that the original provisions might hinder small film distributors from getting access to digital cinemas which could be in breach of the EU rules that prohibit restrictive business practices (Article 101 of the TFEU). The revised provisions would facilitate the release of independent and art house films in the new state-of-the-art cinemas.