BBC, ITV and Channel 4 won a victory against the streaming mobile and online service TVCatchup at the European Court.
The Luxembourg based M7 Group will be required to pay authors rights associations Sabam and Agicoa Belgium for its DTH satellite transmissions, following a verdict from the European Court.
Decoders with a hard disk drive – such as the Sky+ box – are to be exempted from customs duties following a landmark ruling from the European Court of Justice. The devices are to be classified for customs purposes as set-top boxes with a communications function and not as recording apparatus.
The European Court has announced the postponement of its ruling on the viewing of Premier League football in pubs to early 2010. The verdict of the Court could have big implications on the way European broadcasters acquire movie and sports rights in the future.
Six years after the first analogue switch off in Berlin and Brandenburg, the European Court has rejected the use of €2 million in subsidies for not complying with European rules on state aid.