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The Premier League: European Commission broadcasting negotiations

James, MD and Geey, D 2006, 'The Premier League: European Commission broadcasting negotiations' , Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, 4 (1) .

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    This intervention analyses the new arrangements for the sale of live television rights to FA Premier League (FAPL) games. The new procedures have been produced as a result of ongoing discussions between the FAPL and the European Commission. To ensure compliance with European Union competition legislation, the Premier League has accepted the Commission’s calls for an end to its exclusive distribution of live broadcast rights, bringing to an end BSkyB’s 15-year monopoly of its main subscription driver (Buck and Terazono, 2005). Here, we examine the aims of the European Commission in pursuing the FAPL’s exclusive deal with BSkyB (Sky) and consider whether the deal that has been brokered provides any tangible benefits to the consumer.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Broadcasting, competition law, Sky, Football Association Premier League, European Commission
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JX International law
    Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
    Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV0557 Sports
    Memory, Text and Place
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > International Strategy People Management & Salford Law
    Journal or Publication Title: Entertainment and Sports Law Journal
    Publisher: University of Warwick
    Refereed: No
    ISSN: 1748944X
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    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2009 14:43
    Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 13:54

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