After months of discussions, it is likely that the new so-called “Telecom Package”, expected to come into effect in 2015, will indeed prohibit telecom operators from charging customers additional fees for intra-EU roaming....more
By June 17, 2015, all African countries should have completed the transition from analogical to digital radio transmission of TV and radio signals.
This deadline was set by the Regional Conference of the International...more
On January 14, 2014, the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (the French Rugby League or “LNR”) and French premium cable television channel Canal+ entered into an agreement whereby the latter was granted exclusive rights to broadcast...more
France: French legislation on evening advertising on public channels: should we expect another shift in policy? - The main French public service broadcaster, France Télévisions, is calling for lift of...more
It has been five years since the French government decided to ban advertising at night for public-service television channels. Indeed Article 28 of law No. 2009-258, dated March 5, 2009, prohibited the broadcasting of...more
On April 10, 2014, the Court of First Instance of Paris found that VIAGOGO, a Swiss company operating a website selling sports tickets on the Internet, had no right to sell tickets for a French soccer game organized by the...more
Italy: Opportunities for DTT frequencies in the Italian market - The Italian Ministry for Economic Development has started a competitive bid for three national DTT frequencies.
Australia: Senate scrutinises state of...more
A new French law adopted on 15 November 2013 has granted the French media authority (the “Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel” or “CSA”) the power to authorize a pay DTT channel to migrate to free DTT....more
BETTING AND GAMING -
US: Draft legislation aims to prohibit Internet gambling - Last month, a draft Internet Gambling Control Act surfaced on the Internet. This proposed legislation, attributed by industry websites to...more
On 15 November 2013, French Law n°2013-1028 on the independence of the public audiovisual sector has amended Article 42-3 of Law n°86-1067 of 30 September 1986 on freedom of communications in order to confirm and give legal...more