Mediaset wins a new court battle against ITV Studios for ‘Pasapalabra’. The Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of the audiovisual group, canceled a second compensation worth 8.7 million euros that the British production company asked them for violating the contracts considering that they had already been repaired with the first sentence of the casewhich failed in 2019.
“Reparation of the damage caused by the infringing conduct was covered with the compensation that Mediaset was already ordered to pay in the first lawsuit,” states this document from the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court
The high court determined in that ruling that Telecinco should “cease immediately, and is also prohibited from resuming in the futurethe broadcast, editing, production, reproduction, public communication, distribution, transformation and any and all other forms of exploitation, by itself or through third parties, of the program.Pass word’, in addition to prohibiting “the broadcast of any other television program that has a format identical or similar to that of the ‘Pasapalabra’ program or that contains that name.”
In addition to these prohibitions, in this ruling, the Supreme Court imposed on Mediaset the payment of compensation to ITV Studios of 5,400,000 euros (“Pasapalabra heads of agreement” contract) and another of 6,884,000 euros. (“library minimum commitment heads of agreement” contract). A total sum of 12,284,000 euros, plus the corresponding interest.
As of the aforementioned ruling, Mediaset and ITV Studios returned to court for the economic consequences of this matter. A second court ruling considered that the group of Telecinco and Cuatro also had to pay compensation of 8.7 million euros to the British company for the damages that continued to occur between December 2017 until the competition ceased broadcasting, a ruling that has been annulled following the new decision of the Supreme.