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The amended Audiovisual Media Services Directive is adopted by the European Council, but what does this mean for the UK if there is a "no deal" Brexit?

By and | 29 Nov 2018

Following preliminary agreement by the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission on the main elements of the proposed changes to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMS Directive) on 6 June 2018, the European Council adopted the revised AVMS Directive on 6 November 2018. This is now the final step in the legislative process.

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The UK's Digital Services Tax – taking a bite out of global tech giants

By | 27 Nov 2018

With the boom in the digital economy showing no signs of slowing, the government has announced that a Digital Services Tax (DST) will be introduced from April 2020.

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Government publishes consultation on illicit streaming devices

By and | 27 Nov 2018

The Government has recently consulted on the use of Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs).

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A review of Sports media rights in 2018 – the OTT juggernaut gains further momentum

By | 27 Nov 2018

Amazon, Eleven Sports, DAZN: three of many examples of digital companies that in 2018 made a real impact in the sports media rights space.

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Streaming platforms run significant risks from sub-standard broadcast quality

By | 27 Nov 2018

Players such as Facebook, YouTube and Amazon have become increasingly aggressive in bidding for sports media rights, seeing them as an excellent way to connect with ardent, but underserved fans while growing revenue for other parts of their businesses.

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Case comment: beware the pitfalls of Last Matching Rights

By and | 27 Nov 2018

Rights of first look or negotiation, rights of first refusal, last matching rights – although common these mechanisms are heavily negotiated by parties who have a stake in rights to be acquired in the future.

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Sky's video games joint venture will help it level up significantly

Sky's video games joint venture will help it level up significantly

By | 11 Oct 2018

Sky recently announced that it had formed Skybound Stories, a joint venture formed with Skybound Entertainment, the company behind the post-apocalyptic comic book turned multi-award winning TV series "The Walking Dead," to create video games.

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Dirty laundry: Do British businesses risk being tarnished by new EU anti-money laundering rules post-Brexit?

Dirty laundry: Do British businesses risk being tarnished by new EU anti-money laundering rules post-Brexit?

By and | 05 Oct 2018

Fieldfisher corporate crime partner Francesca Titus and corporate crime associate Elliott Kenton discuss how moves to tighten up EU AML legislation could side-line UK companies.

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Brexit – the Audiovisual Media Services Directive

Brexit – the Audiovisual Media Services Directive

By | 18 Sep 2018

As a current Member State of the European Union, the UK regulates audiovisual media services in line with the requirements of the AVMS Directive.