The Tribunal of Milan rejects a request for injunctive relief against the Italian soccer association for illegitimate award procedures of TV rights for live broadcast of soccer matches (Conto TV/Lega Calcio)

CONTO TV S.r.l. (CONTO TV) is a small broadcasting company operating satellite TV in Italy. LEGA CALCIO is the Italian Soccer Association, entrusted by the Italian law (Law no. 106/2007 and Legislative Decree n. 9/2008) with the task of selling soccer matches audio-television rights of its associates, Serie A and B clubs. On July 3, 2009, LEGA CALCIO published a call for tenders to award different packages of TV rights for the Serie A seasons 2010/2011 and 2011/2012. One of these packages, named “Platinum Live”, provided the highest bidder with the possibility of broadcasting live all Serie A matches on the satellite platform for the two above mentioned seasons. On July 29, 2009, SKY ITALIA S.r.l. (SKY ITALIA), the dominant player on the Italian Pay-TV market, turned out to be the

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  • Italian Competition Authority (Roma)
  • University Luiss Guido Carli - GRIF (Rome)
  • University Luiss Guido Carli - GRIF (Rome)

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Paolo Caprile, Alessandro Marra, Cesare Pozzi, The Tribunal of Milan rejects a request for injunctive relief against the Italian soccer association for illegitimate award procedures of TV rights for live broadcast of soccer matches (Conto TV/Lega Calcio), 24 May 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Sport, Art. N° 31796

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