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The European Commission has launched a public consultation on whether the European Union rules that define where and how satellite broadcasters and cable companies should clear copyright are in need of change.


  • The EC is looking at the possible impact of extending the current rules to cover TV and radio broadcasters' services online.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note explains in detail what the EC review of the Satellite and Cable Directive entails.
  • The research note assesses the reasoning behind the EC's decision to review the Satellite and Cable Directive.

Key questions answered

  • Why is the EC reviewing the Satellite and Cable Directive?
  • What is the EC hoping to achieve from the review of the Satellite and Cable Directive?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Clearing rights for satellite and cable distribution
  • Extending the scope of the Directive
  • Review is part of a wider plan for Europe


  • Author

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