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Issue # 76
7 July 2017
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The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) is a trade body for the commercial broadcasting sector in Europe. Formed in 1989, the ACT has 27 member companies active in 37 European countries, operating and distributing several thousand free-to-air and pay-tv channels and new media services.

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‘Peppy Pals’ is the next MTG original production

New MTG original production, ‘Peppy Pals’, is an inspiring and entertaining format for kids. The 16 part series, which will be available exclusively on MTG’s Nordic streaming service Viaplay from September, introduces five fun animal characters through short stories that help children deal with real-life issues like stress, bullying and loneliness.

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RTL Group: “We still have a dream… The level playing field”

On 19 June 2017, RTL Group Co-CEO Guillaume de Posch delivered a keynote speech at the ‘Let’s Go Connected’ event on the importance of independent news and modern regulation. The fourth edition of ‘Let’s Go Connected’, held in Brussels, was dedicated to the transformation of the media and the regulatory environment required to drive sustainable investment in a sector that is one of Europe’s key strategic assets.

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Sky Sports adds nine live EFL games in first month

Sky Sports will visit 11 different stadiums and show 19 teams from the EFL (English Football League) in a bumper start to the season across August and September. Sky Sports will show 127 live matches from the 2017-18 Sky Bet EFL season, including the play-offs, as well as 15 matches from the Carabao Cup.

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THE WEEK AHEAD: RELEVANT EU EVENTS IN THE MEDIA SPACE

 

  • 10 July: Deadline for amendments for LIBE draft report on e-Privacy (MEP Lauristin)
  • 10-11 July: Council IP Working Party
  • 11 July: EP CULT Vote on copyright opinion (MEP Joulaud) and Presentation of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency 
  • 11 July: EP ITRE Vote on copyright opinion (MEP Krasnodebski) and Presentation of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency
  • 12 July: EP IMCO Committee report on trilogue on geo-blocking and Presentation of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency
  • 12 July: EP JURI Discussion on copyright amendments (MEP Voss) and Presentation of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency
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