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‘List of Major Events’ Mechanism

  • Katrien Lefever
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Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)

Abstract

This chapter will discuss in depth the ‘list of major events’ mechanism, included in Article 14 of the AVMS Directive. The implementation of this Article in the different Member States will not be presented and analysed, but will only be touched upon when necessary. Section 14.1 will take a closer look at the origin and the philosophy of the ‘list of major events’ mechanism and will also discuss the criteria to designate events as being of major importance for society and the criteria to decide whether those events should be broadcast live. Section 14.2 will give an overview of a number of other constituent elements of this Article that are posing or could pose problems in the changing media landscape (e.g. ‘free-to-air television,’ ‘substantial proportion’). Section 14.3 will be structured around the problems of effective implementation of this mechanism.

Keywords

Member State European Commission Sport Event Listed Event Public Broadcaster 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Law, Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICTKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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