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Broadcasting: Post-Murphy: the territorial TV sports licensing landscape

This article looks at the impact the European Commission inquiry into TV licensing arrangements with Hollywood film studios could have on sport’s TV licensing model. Craig Giles, an Associate with Bird & Bird, refreshes memories on the position regarding territorial licensing of sports content following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) ruling in the Murphy case. He also examines the application of the CJEU ruling by the UK courts, the next wave of FAPL action in the wake of the ruling and issues around commercial subscriptions to overseas broadcasters and whether their sale is being restricted.

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