The Austrian Federal Competition Authority opens the market for broadcasting rights of skiing events (ORF- ÖSV, ’Broadcasting rights of skiing events’)

Background In three famous decisions the European Commission decided that the central marketing of the media rights of the Football Premier League may give rise to horizontal and vertical competition concerns. [1]. Particularly, the Commission stressed that media rights should be awarded according to the following principles: (i) there has to be an open and transparent award procedure, (ii) the media rights shall be offered in several packages, (iii) no excessive duration of exclusivity obligations, and (iv) no automatic renewal of the exclusivity

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Stephan Polster, Philippe Kiehl, The Austrian Federal Competition Authority opens the market for broadcasting rights of skiing events (ORF- ÖSV, ’Broadcasting rights of skiing events’), 18 February 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Sport, Art. N° 15937

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