The Spanish Competition Authority issues recommendations for guaranteeing effective competition in the acquisition of football broadcasting rights (Sogecable/AVS)

On the decision C 102/06 - Sogecable / AVS related to the acquisition of AVS by Sogecable, the former Spanish Competition Tribunal stated the need to investigate the market for the acquisition and exploitation of football broadcasting rights in Spain, with the objective to determine if the current situation is the most suitable to guarantee effective competition. The Competition National Commission's Counsel has continued the investigation and on 5 June 2008, published “Informe sobre la competencia en los mercados de adquisición y explotación de derechos audiovisuales de fútbol en España”. This report analysis in depth the competitive behaviour in these markets in order to determine if the actual system of acquisition of football broadcasting rights prevents the emergence of

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Patricia Lorenzo, The Spanish Competition Authority issues recommendations for guaranteeing effective competition in the acquisition of football broadcasting rights (Sogecable/AVS), 5 July 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Sport, Art. N° 21563

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