The French Competition Authority hands down interim measures to address competition concerns regarding broadcasting rights for French First League football matches (Ligue de Football Professionnel)

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

Broadcasting rights for French First League football matches - the Conseil de la concurrence hands down interim measures.* On 18th November 2002, the company TPS submitted to the Conseil de la concurrence an official complaint, in which it accused the French Ligue de Football Professionel (Professional Football League or LFP) and the companies Canal Plus and Kiosque (hereinafter referred to as Canal Plus) of abusing their dominant position and entering into an anticompetitive agreement. In a decision dated 23rd January 2003, the Conseil de la concurrence handed down interim measures. It is reiterated that any decision to impose interim measures is merely provisional, and is in no way a substitute for a decision taken on the full merits of the case - which will only be taken once

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority hands down interim measures to address competition concerns regarding broadcasting rights for French First League football matches (Ligue de Football Professionnel), 23 January 2003, e-Competitions Bulletin Sport, Art. N° 61681

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