Compact Media

Canuck rights firm buys Compact Media

Toronto-based publishing and rights management firm Ole has bought UK-based rival Compact Media. Compact manages secondary audiovisual rights for more than 700 companies, and is joining a company that has investments worth US$550 million around the world. Selling up to Ole means Compact will gain commercial, data and systems expertise, with Ole gaining a larger […]

Mixed reaction to Commission’s TV plans

Industry players have reacted to the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive, unveiled by the European Commission yesterday. John Enser, a partner at media law firm Olswang said the introduction of a European quota for on-demand content will prove controversial. “In an on-demand environment, the prominence obligation is likely to prove highly controversial and subjective – […]