Europe opens antitrust probe into Hollywood studios and Sky Television set

Europe has filed antitrust costs from U.K. spend tv service Sky Television and 6 main Hollywood film studios, accusing them of illegally curbing obtain to movies and Television demonstrates for some viewers.

The 6 studios include Disney ( DIS ) , Comcast ( CCV ) -owned NBCUniversal, Paramount Images, Sony ( SNE ) , Twentieth Century Fox, and Warner Bros. (Warner Bros. is a device of Time Warner ( TWX ) , which owns CNN.)

The EU says the studios and Sky unfairly avoid buyers located in other places in Europe to accessibility pay out-Television set solutions accessible in the U.K. and Ireland.

“European shoppers want to view the spend-Tv channels of their choice regardless of in which they stay or vacation in the EU,” Margrethe Vestager, the EU commissioner in cost of opposition, explained.

The European Union has recently released several antitrust cases from large American organizations. Apple ( AAPL , Tech30 ) , Facebook ( FB , Tech30 ) , Amazon ( AMZN , Tech30 ) , Qualcomm ( QCOM , Tech30 ) and Google ( GOOG ) are all sensation the stress, finding themselves underneath the scrutiny of authorities. The EU has also accused Mastercard of overcharging buyers with the costs the firm charges.

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