Thursday, March 16, 2006

Reading for Week 10, 21 March

Two pieces to collect at the end of the week-
first an article by Anna Herold about sports rights and public service TV,
second a quite dense and comlicated article about essential facilities and competition law, with a lot of media references - read only if you really want to take that question!

Anna is the legal advisor at the European Commission on the new Directive....

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Subjects and reading for Week 9, 14 March

We will mainly deal with the Premium Programming and Competition Law issues, but with a sideways look at media pluralism and diversity.
1. Read Cowie and Marsden (1999) on conditional access - don't spend too long on the standards part (rather technical).
2. Read Marsden for the Council of Europe esp. Part 3 on 'must carry'.
3. Read the articles on movies, football, especially Ungerer's 2003 article.
4. Those interested in state aid might want to read ahead on Eurovision/EBU - a case dealt with in the first blog entry:

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

70% of UK households have digital TV...

...and the World cup will drive this to 80% by this time next year, reports BBC News