Peugeot Deutschland GmbH v Deutsche Umwelthilfe eV

European Union – Freedom to provide services. Article 1(1)(a) of Directive (EU) 2010/13 had to be interpreted as meaning that the definition of 'audiovisual media service' covered neither a video channel, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, on which internet users could view short promotional videos for new passenger car models, nor a single video of that kind considered in isolation. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling to that effect in proceedings between Peugeot Deutschland GmbH and Deutsche Umwelthilfe eV concerning the publication by Peugeot, on the video channel which it ran on the YouTube internet service, of a short video concerning a new passenger car model without providing information in that video on the official fuel consumption and official CO2 emissions of that model.

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