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Cannes "Film" Festival Reflections

Cannes "Film" Festival Reflections

By | 13 Jun 2018

As usual the Media and Entertainment team here at Fieldfisher attended the Cannes Film Festival. Or as it should have been called this year "Cannes let's-only-talk-about-TV-not-Film Festival".

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Putting aside the 800 pound media plurality gorilla in the room, the Sky bidding war can still have plenty of benefits for UK content producers

Putting aside the 800 pound media plurality gorilla in the room, the Sky bidding war can still have plenty of benefits for UK content producers

By and | 07 Jun 2018

Any member of the media industry not living under a rock will be aware that yesterday Culture Secretary Matt Hancock cleared the way for Comcast and 21st Century Fox's to engage in the bidding war for Sky.

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European law makers strike a deal on key changes to the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive

European law makers strike a deal on key changes to the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive

By | 10 May 2018

The European Parliament, European Council and the European Commission have reached preliminary political agreement on the main elements of the proposed changes to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMS Directive)

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Venture Capital Schemes and the Risk-To-Capital Condition

Venture Capital Schemes and the Risk-To-Capital Condition

By | 30 Apr 2018

HMRC's recent guidance on the new rules relating to Venture Capital Schemes sheds some light on the risk-to-capital condition's impact on the Film and TV sector.

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Fan engagement in Horse Racing – fears that the bubble will be burst with Sky's raid on rights

Fan engagement in Horse Racing – fears that the bubble will be burst with Sky's raid on rights

By | 30 Apr 2018

Horse racing is one of the last remaining sports in the UK with consistent live coverage on a free to air station but there are fears it too will be heading the way of a subscription service.

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UEFA Scores its own blocking injunction

UEFA Scores its own blocking injunction

By | 30 Apr 2018

A recent blocking injunction requires internet service providers to block access to servers providing infringing streams of live UEFA matches.

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SAG-ATRA seal TV/Theatrical Contracts deal delivering a host of improved terms for members

SAG-ATRA seal TV/Theatrical Contracts deal delivering a host of improved terms for members

By | 30 Apr 2018

SAG-AFTRA have secured a variety of improved terms for members as part of its latest TV/Theatrical Contracts agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

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Premier League rights deal – Sky and BT Sport remain the big players for the next four years. What about the OTT platforms?

Premier League rights deal – Sky and BT Sport remain the big players for the next four years. What about the OTT platforms?

By and | 15 Feb 2018

It may be of no surprise to the pundits that five of the seven packages of Premier League matches for the 2019 to 2022 seasons have been awarded to Sky and BT Sport, with Sky winning four packages to broadcast 128 matches and BT Sport winning one package to broadcast 32 matches live each season for a total of £4.464bn.

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The Budget Statement November 2017 and EIS

By | 29 Nov 2017

The Budget Statement announced measures for 'ensuring that EIS is not used as a shelter for low-risk capital preservation schemes'.