CJEU rules on Premier League Broadcasts

Football Association Premier League & Ors  v QC Leisure & Ors (C-403/08); Karen Murphy v Media Protection Service (C-429/08)

The Court held that a system of licences for the broadcasting of football matches which grants broadcasters territorial exclusivity on a Member State basis and which prohibits television viewers from watching the broadcasts with a decoder card in other Member States is contrary to EU law.

A more detailed analysis of the ruling will be posted in due course.

The judgment and opinion are available here and the CJEU press release here.

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