The EU Commission addresses the issue of spillover effects of a merger in a case concerning the creation of a joint venture in the broadcasting sector (Canal+ / CDPQ / BankAmerica)

"Mergers : Recent Developments and Important Decisions"* In Canal+/CDPQ/BankAmerica, the spill-over effects were found on a market upstream from the joint venture. The joint venture itself concerned pay-TV in France; but competition problems were found to result in the market for the wholesaling of TV rights in Spain. In Spain, Canal+ had strong or dominant positions on the pay-TV

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John Kemp, The EU Commission addresses the issue of spillover effects of a merger in a case concerning the creation of a joint venture in the broadcasting sector (Canal+ / CDPQ / BankAmerica), 3 December 1998, e-Competitions December 1998, Art. N° 39358

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