Film distribution media: what’s next to retain customers?

Film distribution media

Film distribution remains inefficient and not user-friendly enough, despite the many disruptions caused by online piracy and the advent of film streaming. Is the outcome of the streaming wars going to bring more consolidation in film distribution? What about aggregating film streaming services together, to make them more affordable to end-users? Let’s explore. To access…

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Arbitration in France & the UK: who has the upper hand?

Arbitration in France & the UK

In the aftermath of Brexit, which has made the enforcement of civil and commercial courts judgments, from the European Union (‟EU”) (and France, in particular) to the United Kingdom (‟UK”), and vice versa, much more difficult and opaque, the option to resolve disputes by way of arbitration has become more appealing. Indeed, as explained in…

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Microsoft & Activision Blizzard: competition authorities move towards merger control

Microsoft & Activision Blizzard

Since Microsoft announced its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the largest independent video games’ developer and publisher worldwide, competitors and national competition authorities alike have been busy, around the world, in assessing the potential substantial lessening of competition that such a large deal may entail. Let’s dive in, and assess where this acquisition is at, in…

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