Broadcasting rights

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Broadcasting rights (often also called media rights) are rights which a broadcasting organization negotiates with a commercial concern - such as a sports governing body or film distributor - in order to show that company's products on television or radio, either live, delayed or highlights.

Intellectual property[edit]

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), one of the 17 specialized agencies of the United Nations, aims to eliminate signal piracy. WIPO maintains that broadcasters' rights: [1]

  • safeguard costly investments in televising sporting events
  • recognize and reward the entrepreneurial efforts of broadcasting organizations
  • recognize and reward their contribution to diffusion of information and culture

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Broadcasting & Media Rights in Sport". World Intellectual Property Organization. Retrieved 26 August 2019.

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