The future of media and commerce
The future of media and commerce
What does a no Brexit deal mean for intellectual property rights?
Following the publication on 24 September 2018 by the UK government of 24 technical notices on a no deal Brexit scenario, members of our IP team (Alice Boyd, Caroline Bass, Nicole Jadeja, Shalini Jayaweera, Claire Keepax and Rebecca Pakenham-Walsh) take each IP right in turn and explain the impact of a no Brexit deal on these IP rights.
Sky's video games joint venture will help it level up significantly
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.
Dirty laundry: Do British businesses risk being tarnished by new EU anti-money laundering rules post-Brexit?
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.
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.
"Slam dunk" – NBA star exploits media deals from athlete endorsements
Fledgling athlete signs first endorsement deal with sponsor. Money changes hands (via the athlete's agent of course). Athlete fulfils contractual obligations, appears at a few events and mentions the brand on his or her social media account a few times. A generic contractual relationship. Need it be? I think not.
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)
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.
SAG-ATRA seal TV/Theatrical Contracts deal delivering a host of improved terms for members
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.
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.
Dr. Martin Böttger is mentioned in 'Fieldfisher advises Cleversoft on buy and build platform deal with Main Capital Partners'
Tim Johnson and Rhiannon Kainth published '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?'
David Northfield and James Seadon published 'Government publishes consultation on illicit streaming devices'
Alex Hooley published 'A review of Sports media rights in 2018 – the OTT juggernaut gains further momentum'
Sarah Lennon published 'Streaming platforms run significant risks from sub-standard broadcast quality'
Francesca Titus and Elliott Kenton published 'Dirty laundry: Do British businesses risk being tarnished by new EU anti-money laundering rules post-Brexit?'