Friday, November 25, 2005

Jupiter: French Football Mobile Rights

Thomas Husson posts at the Jupiter Analyst Weblogs the French Football Association will "launch a RFP for UMTS football rights on December 17th." Orange is owning the currently owns the rights until June 2006. Husson point out:

A major trend affecting the value chain is the fight for mobile rights between broadcasters, mobile operators, producers (ie Endemol, Freemantle) and other content right owners. The latter tend to fragment rights on each platform to maximize additional revenues, allowing mobile operators to acquire content and to compete with media/ TV companies. Legal issues around mobile content are extremely complex and many music and images streamed or downloaded around mobile video content have not been cleared.