The Italian Antitrust Authority clears without remedies the acquisition by the national public broadcaster of 84 digital broadcasting network (Rai / Rami Di Azienda)

Background On 29 April 2004, the Italian Antitrust Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) cleared the acquisition by the national public broadcaster, Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A. (Rai), of 11 going concerns composed of 84 digital broadcasting networks, including the attached frequencies. The merger is part of a project for the creation of two multiplex systems, e.g. television networks for digital terrestrial broadcasting. Due to Rai's leading position - it owned, in fact, three national channels covering 90% of the Italian population - the Authority opened a Phase II

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  • Legance - Studio Legale Associato (Rome)
  • Iliad (Milano)

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Denis Fosselard, Vito Auricchio, Lina Vitolo, The Italian Antitrust Authority clears without remedies the acquisition by the national public broadcaster of 84 digital broadcasting network (Rai / Rami Di Azienda), 29 April 2004, e-Competitions April 2004, Art. N° 25186

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