Cannes "Film" Festival Reflections
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".
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
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.
European law makers strike a deal on key changes to the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive
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)
Venture Capital Schemes and the Risk-To-Capital Condition
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.
Fan engagement in Horse Racing – fears that the bubble will be burst with Sky's raid on rights
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.
UEFA Scores its own blocking injunction
A recent blocking injunction requires internet service providers to block access to servers providing infringing streams of live UEFA matches.
ISBA launch version two of the Media Services Framework
Two years since ISBA launched its Media Services Framework, they have today released version two.
Premier League rights deal – Sky and BT Sport remain the big players for the next four years. What about the OTT platforms?
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.
Fieldfisher hires leading video game lawyer
European law firm Fieldfisher has hired leading video game lawyer Brian Chadwick.
Editorial adjacency: one year on
In an article written last year entitled ‘Protecting against detrimental placement of content online’ for this publication, Tom Guida, Partner and Head of Media and Entertainment at Fieldfisher, argued that advertising/editorial adjacency was a growing issue that deserved greater attention from content creators and advertisers.
Blurred Lines: Augmented Reality in Media and Business
Fieldfisher launches paper on the growth of Augmented Reality and its Impact on the Future of Media and Business
Groundhog Day: Preparing for a WGA Strike
The potential WGA strike provides a good opportunity to review force majeure clauses and attitudes towards them.
Big Data analytics in Europe - the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated
As GDPR is strengthens the rights of individuals in the EUs and becomes more prescriptive about the collection and use of data it doesn't forbid big data. Mark Webber explores the hurdles for businesses and how to handle big data with GDPR.
Fieldfisher strengthens Brussels corporate practice with new partner
Fourth corporate partner joins Fieldfisher Brussels
Brexit – the Audiovisual Media Services Directive
As a current Member State of the European Union, the UK regulates audiovisual media services in line with the requirements of the AVMS Directive.
The European Commission's Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe
On 14 September 2016, in line with the Digital Single Market strategy, the Commission published a series of legislative proposals that will have a significant impact on EU copyright laws.
Sector activity stream
Tom Guida and Alex Hooley published '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'
Alex Hooley published 'Fan engagement in Horse Racing – fears that the bubble will be burst with Sky's raid on rights'
Tom Guida published 'SAG-ATRA seal TV/Theatrical Contracts deal delivering a host of improved terms for members'