The European Commission has announced that it is investigating Sky TV in the UK and 6 major US film studios relating to antitrust charges.
The Europe regulator is accusing the companies of unfairly restricting people access to content within Europe.
The European Commission has today sent a Statement of Objections to Sky UK and six major US film studios: Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. The Commission takes the preliminary view that each of the six studios and Sky UK have bilaterally agreed to put in place contractual restrictions that prevent Sky UK from allowing EU consumers located elsewhere to access, via satellite or online, pay-TV services available in the UK and Ireland. Without these restrictions, Sky UK would be free to decide on commercial grounds whether to sell its pay-TV services to such consumers requesting access to its services, taking into account the regulatory framework including, as regards online pay-TV services, the relevant national copyright laws.
You can find out more details about the European regulators investigation into Sky UK and also the 6 movie studios at the link below.