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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.

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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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HUB FOCUS: Recent TV trends in Sweden

Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. In this, our first “HUB FOCUS”, we provide an extract, focussing on recent trends in the broadcast media industry in Sweden: “Video on demand-services have seen immense growth in Sweden recently. Sweden is one of the …

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France: First applications of the new procedure to swap a pay DTT channel to free DTT: TF1 and M6 have asked the French media authority to authorize the swap of their respective pay DTT news channels, LCI and Paris Première

By Florence Guthfreund-Roland & Mathilde Hallé A new French law adopted on 15 November 2013 has granted the French media authority (the “Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel” or “CSA”) the power to authorize a pay DTT channel to migrate to free DTT. Justified notably by considerations of information pluralism, paragraph 4 of new version of Article …

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