The Romanian Competition Council addresses new developments on the joint selling of commercial rights for football broadcasting (Romanian Football Federation)

Original case In 2011, an investigation launched on the national market of media rights over football competitions brought the first case [1] in which the investigated parties proposed commitments based on the new guidelines on commitments adopted by the Romanian Competition Council (“RCC”) in the same year. The RCC opened an investigation against Romanian Football Federation (“RFF”) and Football Professional League (“FPL”) and its members regarding a potential breach of Article 5 (1) of the Romanian Competition Law and of Article 101 TFEU by the joint selling agreement of commercial rights of football matches. The RCC concluded such joint selling could lead to market foreclosure and that competition between the football clubs was restricted due to the joint selling of commercial

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Iustinian Captariu, Ioana Tirca, The Romanian Competition Council addresses new developments on the joint selling of commercial rights for football broadcasting (Romanian Football Federation), 10 August 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Sport, Art. N° 49214

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