The UK Office of Communications dismisses a complaint based, inter alia on Art. 81 and 82 EC, on alleged anticompetitive agreement and abuse of dominant position of the public broadcaster for having entered into an exclusive agreement for television access services (BBC / Channel 4)

The decision of OFCOM regarding case CW/00842/06/05 concluded that BBC Broadcast Limited (“BBC Broadcast”) did not infringe the Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998 (the “Act”) or Article 81(1) of the EC Treaty in relation to an exclusive agreement with Channel 4 Television Corporation (“Channel 4”- a UK television broadcaster) to provide television access services to Channel 4 (the "Channel 4 Contract”). OFCOM also concluded that BBC Broadcast did not infringe the Chapter II prohibition of the Act or Article 82 of the EC Treaty in relation to the pricing of access services supplied to Channel 4 nor as a result of its length and exclusive nature. Television access relates to provision of services to allow access to television for the deaf, hard of hearing blind and

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Katherine Rainwood, The UK Office of Communications dismisses a complaint based, inter alia on Art. 81 and 82 EC, on alleged anticompetitive agreement and abuse of dominant position of the public broadcaster for having entered into an exclusive agreement for television access services (BBC / Channel 4), 30 May 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 14348

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