08/07/2016 : Press release - Sports rights on TV and VoD – exclusivity vs. the right to information

European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report

Just before the EURO 2016  France-Portugal final showdown on Sunday night, a brand new report on sports rights on European television and on-demand has just been published by the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Get it free for download here. Vast sums exchange hands for  sports rights in Europe (1000 m£ spent on UK football Premier League rights between 2013 and 2016). A Sky Premier League bundle currently costs £570 per year – clearly not within everyone’s reach. So who’s making sure that we can all keep abrest of major sports events whatever our financial means? This new report looks at the role of EU media law in ensuring that we don’t have to fight for the right to football!