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UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THE GAME

Agreements on the exploitation of broadcasting rights to sports events in Hungary

Published 20 September 2012 | Authored by: Péter Rippel-Szabó

This article will look into the legal background and practical structuring of agreements on the exploitation of broadcasting rights concluded by Hungarian sports rights holders. Special emphasis will be devoted to providing an overview (i) on the provisions of the Hungarian Sports Act ('Sports Act') on the exploitation of broadcasting rights and (ii) on the practical background of agreements on joint selling of broadcasting rights entered into by sports associations. In this article the term 'broadcasting rights' refers to the right to broadcast sports events through television, radio and platforms of new media (internet and mobile).1

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About the Author

Péter Rippel-Szabó

Péter Rippel-Szabó

Péter Rippel-Szabó is an attorney at law with Bird & Bird (Hungary) where he provides advice on sports law, corporate law, general commercial matters and competition law. Péter is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of University ELTE Budapest, co-authored the textbook 'Sports Law - The Civil Law of Sport' (Budapest 2011) and has publications in law journals and on other prominent sports websites on a regular basis.

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Comments (2)

  • Francis Lee

    27 March 2013 at 04:53 | #

    Hi,

    How would you advise as club owners, 1) How do we make use UEFA regulations and 2) exploiting and protecting the club intellectual property rights.

    Just need you to help me in short summarizing.

    Thank you

    reply

  • SnoLegal

    30 May 2013 at 15:00 | #

    Now this was the most interesting article I've read all day! Although you say Hungary's Sports Act is not as in-depth as other EU countries, it definitely contains a lot more provisions than the Kenyan Sports Act does. We really have no regulations on broadcasting rights for sports, and this article has provided a good break-down of what ought to be in place.
    Hopefully Kenya shall get to this level in the near future.

    reply

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