Insights | Film & TV

Advocate General opines that the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (2010/13/EU) does not preclude Member States imposing an obligation to broadcast a foreign TV channel in packages only in order to restrict dissemination of information inciting hatred

The UK company Baltic Media Alliance Ltd broadcasts the TV channel NTV Mir Lithuania, which is intended exclusively for the Lithuanian public and shows mainly Russian-language programmes. In May 2016,… Read More

Court of Justice of European Union finds that French provider of TV streaming was not subject to “must carry” obligations under the Universal Service Directive (2002/22/EC), but Member States were not precluded from imposing such obligations under national law

The defendant, Playmédia, offered live streaming of television programmes on its website mainly paid for by advertisements screened before and during those broadcasts. Playmédia considered that under French law on… Read More