The EU Commission accepts final commitments in Cross-border access to pay-TV case (Disney / NBC Universal / Sony Pictures / Warner Bros / Sky)

According to a press release issued on 7 March 2019, the European Commission (“Commission”) has formally accepted the commitments offered by Disney, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and Sky in Case 40.023, Cross-border access to pay-TV, under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003. The commitments address the Commission’s concerns over clauses in the film licensing contracts for pay-TV concluded by the above four U.S. studios with Sky UK. According to the Commission’s statement of objections issued in July 2015 to the above companies

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Peter L'Ecluse, The EU Commission accepts final commitments in Cross-border access to pay-TV case (Disney / NBC Universal / Sony Pictures / Warner Bros / Sky), 7 March 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2019, Art. N° 90068

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