Category Archive: Television

Key dates set for coming into force of the new Audio-visual Media Services Directive

By Alastair Mackichan On 28 November 2018, Directive (EU 2018/1808) (“New Directive“) revising the existing Audiovisual Media Services Directive (2010/13/EU) (“AVMSD“) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. As such the key dates for when the New Directive comes into force and by when member states must transpose it into national legislation …

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New rules for audiovisual media services approved by European Parliament

By Will Thorman On Tuesday, 2 October 2018, the European Parliament voted to update rules on audiovisual media services, including the introduction of a quota on European content, stricter rules on advertising, and enhanced protection of children. The revised legislation will apply to broadcasters, but also to video-on-demand and video-sharing platforms (including live streaming). Providers …

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Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board begin analysing multiple-screen viewing

Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board begin analysing multiple-screen viewing BARB, the TV audience measurement body, announced that from 25 September 2018 they will make available  programme viewing figures across four devices (TV, tablets, PCs and smartphones) in the United Kingdom. The “four-screen” viewing figures are the first stage of the on-going Project Dovetail, an initiative established …

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Follow-us! Audiovisual Finance: the New Italian Cinema Law – DLA Piper Rome, Via dei Due Macelli 66 – 11:00 AM, 6 December 2017

Follow us (Rome, Via dei Due Macelli 66, 6 December 2017, 11:00 AM) for our roundtable on the Decrees implementing the Italian Law no. 220/2016 (“Cinema Law”) and the related investment opportunities concerning audiovisual works (including tax credit, automatic contribution, protection of minors and European works). We will also analyze the financing structures of audiovisual …

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Can a TV show format acquire copyright protection?

By Patrick Mitchell and Will Thorman Many years ago the Courts determined that there was no copyright in the format for the “Opportunity Knocks” game show (see Green v New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation [1989] 2 All ER 1056) and since then several other claims to copyright in TV formats have failed when considered under English …

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CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES: A WIDER PROTECTION FOR EU WORKS

On 2 October 2017, the Italian Council of Ministers approved a new Legislative Decree (“Decree“), aimed at ensuring a wider protection to EU (and Italian) works in the audiovisual media services (“AVMS“) sector. A brief outline of the new provisions is set out below. Share this

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UK – Ofcom reintroduces (lower) fees for video-on-demand services

By Patrick Mitchell and Alastair Mackichan The larger operators of UK VOD services (such as broadcasters’ catch up services, and other on-demand TV and movie services) will again be required to pay an annual fee to meet Ofcom’s regulatory costs. Share this

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AVMSD Reform: Focus on Video-Sharing Platforms

As broadly known, the EU Commission on May 25, 2016 published its proposal for a reform of the audio-visual media services Directive no. 2010/13/EU (“Proposal“, available here).  The Proposal is currently under scrutiny: in particular, the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education on April 25, 2017, voted to amend the Proposal.  The subject matter …

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New Federal Archives Act (Bundesarchivgesetz) enters into force

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Fabian Jeschke On 16 March 2017 the new Federal Archives Act (BArchG) entered into force. The German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) had adopted the reform in one of its sessions in January 2017. Besides the Freedom of Information Act (Informationsfreiheitsgesetz) the BArchG is a central instrument for access to documents of federal authorities. …

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Ofcom announcement on non-domestic TV channels: changes to access service obligations

By Patrick Mitchell and Ed Chalk Following a consultation, on 2 December Ofcom announced decisions on a number of measures designed to improve access to non-domestic TV channels (i.e. channels licensed by Ofcom for transmission to other EU Member States). As you will know, channels licensed by Ofcom but targeted at European territories other than …

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