An Austrian Court declares behavioural commitments concerning broadcasting rights of the skiing world cup binding upon the public TV/radio provider and the Austrian skiing association (ÖRF / ÖSV)

At the request of the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (Bundeswettbewerbs-ehörde ; “BWB”), the Vienna High Court in competition matters (Oberlandesgericht Wien als Kartellgericht), by (unpublished) order of 18 January 2008, in Case 26 Kt 42/06, adopted on the basis of Sec 27(1) of the Austrian Competition Act (“ACA” ; Kartellgesetz 2005), declared a number of behavioural commitments legally binding upon the ORF (Austrian public and free-TV/radio provider) and the ÖSV (Austrian skiing association) which aim at restricting and ultimately abolishing ORF's long-term exclusivity for TV and radio broadcasting rights regarding Austrian skiing world cup competitions. 1. Background Following a complaint and an extensive inquiry under the Austrian Competition Proceedings Act 2005

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Hanns Peter Nehl, An Austrian Court declares behavioural commitments concerning broadcasting rights of the skiing world cup binding upon the public TV/radio provider and the Austrian skiing association (ÖRF / ÖSV), 18 February 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Sport, Art. N° 22338

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