This December has seen two important developments in the broadcasting sphere. First, on 13 December, the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a new instrument to supplement the Satellite and Cable Directive (“the Online Content Directive”), which will facilitate certain cross-border “ancillary” exploitation by broadcasters across the European Union. Second, on 20 December, the European Commission came one step closer to wrapping up its almost five-year investigation into the pay-TV industry when three additional film studios and Sky UK offered commitments to the European Commission addressing concerns over terms in film-licensing contracts that prevent the cross-border supply of pay-TV.  Read our full analysis