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Hogan Lovells partner named to French media regulator’s think tank

Hogan Lovells’ partner Winston Maxwell was appointed as one of the nine outside experts for a think tank called “CSA Lab” which has been launched by France’s audiovisual regulator, the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA). The CSA lab will provide forward-looking insight on how audiovisual regulations should evolve in light of digital transformations of audiovisual creation and distribution. … Continue Reading

Posted in Broadcasting, Internet, Policy & Regulation Winston Maxwell

French broadcasting authority proposes to regulate Internet content

France’s broadcasting regulatory authority, the CSA, published in its April 14, 2014 annual report the details of a legislative proposal that would allow the CSA to claim jurisdiction over a broad swath of Internet content called “digital audiovisual services.”  This new category of services would be subject to several of the most fundamental principles of French audiovisual law, such as Continue Reading

Posted in Broadcasting Winston Maxwell

French broadcasting authority says streaming service cannot retransmit public service channels under “must-carry” law

Distributors of television services in France have a must-carry obligation with regard to France’s public service broadcasting channels, including the channels broadcast by France Télévisions.  This must-carry obligation is coupled with an implicit must-offer obligation on the part of public service broadcasters.  In other words, public service broadcasters cannot refuse signal carriage by a distributor that is subject to Continue Reading

Posted in Broadcasting, Policy & Regulation, Telecoms & Broadband Winston Maxwell

French broadcasting authority proposes cultural exception to net neutrality

France’s broadcasting and telecommunications regulatory authorities recently delivered to the French government their recommendations in connection with the future reform of audiovisual and telecom regulation in France.  The reports address the controversial question of whether the two authorities should merge into a single authority, similar to OFCOM in the United Kingdom.  What follows is an English version of an article Continue Reading