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Major Hollywood movie studios face European antitrust allegations

Major Hollywood movie studios face European antitrust allegations

A British vacationer on a French holiday may have visions of watching his favorite soccer team or the latest episode of “Game of Thrones” on an iPad from the sun-drenched beaches of Nice. But he can't. And the European Commission wants to do something about that. In a legal salvo that aims to remove barriers to the consumption of digital content across the continent, EU regulators on Thursday opened an antitrust case against six major Hollywood movie studios and British pay-TV provider Sky UK, alleging the companies have illegally blocked consumers in most of Europe from watching U.S. movies, TV shows and other content. The studios — Walt Disney Co.,...

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