Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 18 October 2007.

Kommunikationsbehörde Austria (KommAustria) v Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF).

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Bundeskommunikationssenat - Austria.

Freedom to provide services - Television broadcasting activities - Directives 89/552/EEC and 97/36/EC - Definition of ‘teleshopping’ and ‘television advertising’ - Prize game.

Case C-195/06.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
22/12/2007 Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2007:613
18/10/2007 Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2007:613
18/10/2007 Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2007:303
24/05/2007 Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
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Application (OJ)
29/07/2006 Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
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Reports of Cases

2007 I-08817

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Bundeskommunikationssenat – Interpretation of Article 1(c) and (f) of Council Directive 89/552/EEC of 3 October 1989 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities (OJ 1989 L 298, p. 23), as amended by Directive 97/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 1997 (OJ 1997 L 202, p. 60) – Television broadcast offering viewers the opportunity to participate in a prize game by means of dialling a special telephone number - Concept of "television advertising" and "teleshopping"

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-19 Legal proceedings
    B-19.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
      B-19.04.01 Reference to the Court of Justice
        B-19.04.01.01 Definition of court or tribunal of a Member State
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.04 Freedom to provide services
      B-04.04.01 The various services
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.04 Freedom to provide services
      B-04.04.01 The various services


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 234 : paragraphs 18, 19, 22
  • Directive 89/552 : paragraphs 1, 27
  • Directive 89/552 -A01 : paragraphs 5, 23, 25, 28, 47
  • Directive 89/552 -A01LC : paragraphs 17, 39, 41, 47
  • Directive 89/552 -A01LF : paragraphs 17, 30, 35, 37, 47
  • Directive 89/552 -A10 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 89/552 -A18 : paragraph 7
  • Directive 89/552 -C13 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 89/552 -C27 : paragraphs 4, 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -327/82 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -275/92 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -368/95 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -124/97 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -287/98 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -6/01 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -245/01 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -53/03 : paragraph 19
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -170/03 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -246/05 : paragraph 19
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -316/05 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -195/06 : paragraph 27

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 89/552 -A01

Opinion

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 49 : point 63
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 50 : points 59, 61
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 234 : points 4, 24, 28, 34, 36, 40, 91
  • Directive 89/552 : points 2, 5, 68
  • Directive 89/552 -A01 : point 76
  • Directive 89/552 -A01LA : points 44, 48
  • Directive 89/552 -A01LC : points 6, 16, 22, 43, 47, 90, 91
  • Directive 89/552 -A01LF : points 7, 17, 22, 43, 47, 65, 74, 86, 91
  • Directive 89/552 -A03P1 : point 42
  • Directive 89/552 -A10 : points 8, 76
  • Directive 89/552 -A10P1 : points 8, 18
  • Directive 89/552 -A10P2 : point 8
  • Directive 89/552 -A10P3 : point 8
  • Directive 89/552 -A10P4 : point 8
  • Directive 89/552 -A11P5 : point 80
  • Directive 89/552 -A18 : points 9, 82
  • Directive 89/552 -A18P3 : point 68
  • Directive 89/552 -C9 : point 5
  • Directive 89/552 -C11 : point 5
  • Directive 89/552 -C13 : point 5
  • Directive 89/552 -C26 : point 2
  • Directive 97/7 : point 69
  • Directive 97/7 -A02P1 : point 74
  • Directive 2000/31 -A01P5LD : point 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -61/65 : point 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -67/91 : point 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -275/92 : points 52, 59, 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -320/94 : point 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -368/95 : points 61, 78
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -44/96 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -54/96 : point 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -416/96 : point 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -103/97 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -124/97 : points 59, 63
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -67/98 : point 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -110/98 : point 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -516/99 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -17/00 : points 27, 35, 36, 38, 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -17/00 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -92/00 : point 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -6/01 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/01 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -53/03 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -259/04 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -338/04 : points 50, 53, 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -338/04 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -246/05 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -374/05 : point 50


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 27/04/2006

Date of the Opinion

  • 24/05/2007

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

18/10/2007


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 178 from 29.07.2006, p.16

Judgment: OJ C 315 from 22.12.2007, p.15

Name of the parties

Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Bernard, Elsa: Qualification des programmes télévisés, Europe 2007 Décembre Comm. nº 337 p.24-25
  2. Anagnostaras, G.: Koinotiko dikaio kai diagonistika tileoptika paichnidia meso tilefonikon grammon ypsilis chreosis: Diafimisi i Tileagora?, Dikaio Meson Enimerosis & Epikoinonias 2007 p.575-577
  3. Scherbaum, Oliver: Fernsehrichtlinie - "Call-in"-Gewinnspiele im Fernsehen - Begriff "Teleshopping", Medien und Recht 2007 p.405
  4. Scheuer, Alexander: EuGH: Einstufung von Call-in TV-Formaten als Teleshopping oder (Eigen-)Werbung, Multimedia und Recht 2008 p.34-35



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Bundeskommunikationssenat - Austria

Subject-matter

  • Freedom to provide services

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Spanish