SKY Italia Wins Important Victory Against RTI

May 28, 2012

On May 28, Cleary Gottlieb obtained a favorable decision for SKY Italia against RTI’s interim request for immediate payment of license fees.

The dispute arose in relation to a contract between SKY Italia and RTI (Mediaset Group), which had granted SKY Italia an exclusive license of the channel Mediaset Plus. The contract was discharged by SKY Italia in July 2011 for breach of contract, in large part because RTI distributed equivalent channels, Best of Mediaset and Mediaset Extra, to others.

The Court of Milan issued the decision after the exchange of several briefs and more than four hours of hearings.