IP case law Court of Justice

Referral C-716/20 (RTL Television, 31 Dec 2020)



1. Must the concept of ‘cable retransmission’, as provided for in Article 1(3) of Council Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993, be interpreted as meaning that it covers, in addition to the simultaneous transmission by one broadcasting organisation of a broadcast by another broadcasting organisation, the distribution to the public, on a simultaneous basis and entirely by cable, of a primary broadcast of television or radio programmes intended for reception by the public (whether or not the person performing that distribution to the public is a broadcasting organisation)?
2. Does the simultaneous distribution of the satellite broadcasts of a television channel, through television sets installed in hotel rooms, and by means of coaxial cable, constitute a retransmission of such broadcasts within the meaning of the concept provided for in Article 1(3) of Council Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993?


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