CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS – FRANCE – AUDIOVISUAL – DIFFUSION OF EVENTS OF MAJOR IMPORTANCE – EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS

Audiovisual: The French Audiovisual Council gives notice to the broadcaster of the champion’s league final (BFM TV)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Pay-TV broadcasters compete intensely in particular for the acquisition of broadcasting rights to certain sporting events such as competitions organised by the European Union Football Association (UEFA). In order to ensure that certain events of major importance are not simply available to subscribers to these services, the legislator has intervened. Under Article 20-2 of Law No 86-1067 of 30 September 1986 on freedom of communication (Loi Léotard, JORF of 1 October 1986, p. 11749), 'Television services may not exercise the exclusive rights which they have acquired (...) in such a way as to deprive a substantial proportion of the public (...) of the

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Sébastien Martin, Hubert Delzangles, Audiovisual: The French Audiovisual Council gives notice to the broadcaster of the champion’s league final (BFM TV), 5 June 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91616, p. 175

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