The Polish President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection accepts commitments submitted by satellite pay-TV platform regarding the use of exclusive sports media rights (Cyfrowy Polsat)

Decision On 12 February 2010, the President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (OCCP) issued a decision which rendered plausible that Cyfrowy Polsat (pay-TV operator) had abused its dominant position by selling rights for public broadcasting of Euro 2008 subject to acquire decoder and service of technical support. Cyfrowy Polsat, as a behavioral remedy, committed to remove detrimental effects of the questioned practice and not to apply it in the future. The OCCP initiated the antimonopoly proceedings against Cyfrowy Polsat last year having analyzed the already submitted complaints and information provided on the TV operator website. The complaints concerned terms and conditions of sublicensing rights for public broadcasting Euro 2008 in Poland. The Union of

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Piotr Adamczewski, Dorota Karczewska, The Polish President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection accepts commitments submitted by satellite pay-TV platform regarding the use of exclusive sports media rights (Cyfrowy Polsat), 12 February 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Sport, Art. N° 30801

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