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TV Rights and Sport: Legal Aspects

Edited by: Ian S. Blackshaw, Steve J. Cornelius

ISBN13: 9789067042819
Published: March 2009
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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The first part of this book examines the European law aspects of sports broadcasting, the new media and television rights relating to major sports events. The second part of the book consists of 27 country studies, including the ‘Big Five’ European football nations and other countries from around the world.

The authors are media law and sports law experts, and from the point of view of the law and practice in their respective countries they address legal issues such as ownership of broadcasting rights, the commercial exploitation of those rights and the impact of competition law. Special attention is paid to ‘new media’ developments in connection with sport.

  • Introduction to the European Law aspects of sports broadcasting gives the reader a general overview of what is legally relevant in the relationship between the EU and its Member States in this area
  • Coverage of ‘new media’ aspects helps the reader to understand the developments which are relevant to sport
  • Country studies allow the reader to compare and contrast the treatment of sports broadcasting rights in a worldwide range of jurisdictions

Sports Law
Part I:
1. Introductory remarks Ian Blackshaw
2. Sports broadcasting in community law Richard Parrish
3. Sport as reflected in European media law Alexander Scheuer and Peter Strothmann
4. Major events and reporting rights Max Schoenthal
5. Sports broadcasting rights in the digital epoch: balancing between traditional (TV) and alternative (3G) subjects of the market from the perspective of the European competition law Oles Andriychuk
6. Whether the European model of essential facilities doctrine might be applied to the contemporary telecasting of premium sports content? Oles Andriychuk
7. The legal nature of premium sports events: ‘IP or not IP – that is the question’ Oles Andriychuk
8. One world one dream? Sports blogging at the Beijing Olympic Games Evi Werkers, Katrien Lefever and Peggy Valcke
9. TV rights related to major sports events: the example of the Olympic Games Mary Still, Kate Jordan and Toby Ryston-Pratt

Part II:
10. The Netherlands Marjan Olfers
11. Argentina José M. Sabat Martínez
12. Australia Deborah Healey
13. Belgium Peggy Valcke, Dieter Gillis and Sven Van Damme
14. Bulgaria Boris Kolev and Anton Petrov
15. Cyprus Christophoros Christophorou
16. Czech Republic Pavel Hamernik
17. Denmark Søren Sandfeld Jakobsen
18. France Pascal Kamina
19. Germany Martin Schimke
20. Greece Petros Iosifidis
21. Ireland Laura Donnellan
22. Israel Joseph Eshed
23. Italy Luca Ferrari
24. Japan Yoshimi Ohara
25. Luxembourg Jean-Luc Schaus
26. Macedonia Igor Aleksandrovski
27. Poland Jacek Foks
28. Portugal Pedro Cardigos, Ricardo Henriques and Gonçalo Pimentel
29. Russia Denis Igorevich Rogachev
30. Slovakia Pavel Hamernik
31. Slovenia Igor Evgen Bergant
32. South Africa Steve Cornelius
33. Spain José M. Rey
34. Sweden Michael Plogell, Monika Vulin and Erik Ullberg
35. Ukraine Alla Shvets
36. United Kingdom Adrian Barr-Smith
37. United States John T. Wolohan
38. Concluding remarks Ian Blackshaw.