Listed Sporting Events Regime Under Review By UK Government
The UK government has launched the Listed Events: Digital Rights Review (Review) to consider the reformation of the government’s free-to-air listed events regime so that public service broadcasters (PSBs) – such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 - are guaranteed the opportunity to show certain major sporting events of national importance on their digital platforms, rather than currently just focusing on traditional linear TV broadcasting.
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John is a partner and TMIC Practice Group Leader at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. He provides commercial, regulatory and copyright law advice to clients across the Technology, Media and Communications sector, in particular, those offering music and audio-visual content via digital platforms. He has been at the forefront of digital media developments for nearly 30 years, assisting clients to launch new and innovative services across a range of technologies; from the dawn of satellite television, through the birth of the worldwide web to today’s multi-channel synchronised offerings across broadcast TV, tablets, smartphones and all other forms of connected device.
John is a partner in the commercial media team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP with over 15 years’ experience, with a particular focus on transactions involving the exploitation of media and other commercial rights in sport. His clients include major sports competitions and governing bodies, sponsors and multinational media companies.
Innocent is an Associate in the Technology and Media team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP