The EU Commission accepts commitments on geo-blocking practices restricting passive sales of audio-visual content (Paramount)

Territorial restrictions in media content licensing – lessons from the Paramount commitments decision* The European Commission's battle against territorial restrictions in media content licences continues on a number of fronts. One of those is an investigation launched in January 2014 into whether a number of US film studios, including Disney, NBC Universal, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros, and Paramount, have infringed EU competition law by including territorial restrictions in pay TV deals with Sky. Whilst the investigation continues against most of the studios, Paramount settled with the Commission in July 2016, giving binding commitments to address the competition concerns identified by the Commission in its investigation. The full text of the Commission's commitments

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Nick Pimlott, The EU Commission accepts commitments on geo-blocking practices restricting passive sales of audio-visual content (Paramount), 26 July 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 81680

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