Category Archive: Television

EUROPE: ECJ Rules on TV Advertising Practices

By Florence Guthfreund-Roland and Mathilde Hallé The European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) recently ruled on the interpretation of the provisions of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive[1] (the “Directive”) relating to television advertising and commercial sponsorship in the Sanoma case[2]. At stake were the broadcasting practices implemented by Sanoma, a Finnish television broadcaster, which the …

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DTT LCN Update: The Italian Supreme Court restores the second LCN Plan

On February 1, 2016 the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) judgment no. 1836/2016 (“Decision“) overturned the previous decision of the Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato) that had partially invalidated the AGCOM resolution no. 237/13/CONS setting up the second LCN Plan (“New Plan“). Share this

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Germany: Advertising for sports betting on TV

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The High Administrative Court of Bavaria (BayVGH) had to decide whether the TV broadcasting of advertising for sports betting can be prohibited if the sports betting company has been selected for a sports betting license that has not been issued yet. The state media authorities decided to only …

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UK: Ofcom reviews the TV programme production sector

By Chris Wall Following Ofcom’s third review of public service broadcasting earlier this year, the Secretary of State has asked Ofcom to carry out a review of the operation of the television programme production sector. Ofcom reports that television programme production generates annual revenues of roughly £3 billion and an increase in the consolidation of …

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ITALY – Pisa Internet Festival – the Future of Copyright

News from the Pisa Internet Festival. Copyright, Data Protection, Internet of Things, ICT and artificial intelligence… are joining together in Pisa this week-end. Share this

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EUROPE – New Consultation on the EU Satellite and Cable Directive!

The European Commission launched yesterday a consultation on the Satellite and Cable Directive with a view to further promote cross border access to broadcasting and related online services. The Satellite and Cable Directive (Directive 93/83/EEC on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission) …

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HUB FOCUS: Tax incentives for TV programme making in Australia

Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. Following our recent blog post about the new cultural test to be introduced in the UK for tax relief for drama, documentary and children’s TV programmes, we examine in this “HUB FOCUS” the tax incentives available for TV programme …

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UK: New cultural test for tax relief to be introduced for drama, documentary and children’s TV programmes

By Holly Pearlman and Sam Churney On 23 July 2015 the Cultural Test (Television Programmes) Regulations 2015 (the “2015 Regulations“) will come into force. This will amend the 2013 Regulations which contain a points based “cultural test” used to determine whether a drama or documentary television programme is sufficiently “British.” Share this

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SPAIN: TV market’s heat before the summer

Author: Gonzalo Santos After some turmoil last year regarding the granting of television channel licenses (which resulted in the repeal of nine of them by a decision of the Spanish Supreme Court), the Spanish Government recently issued a new call for tender for six of these licenses. Three of the television channel licenses are for …

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HUB FOCUS: Recent TV trends in Germany

Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. As part of our “HUB FOCUS” series, we provide an extract, focusing on recent trends in the broadcast media industry in Germany: “One particular recent trend we have seen in Germany is the convergence of the …

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