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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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Abstract

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 > 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 13:43
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 18:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2130

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