The Czech Competition Office clears in phase II a merger between the two largest players on the market of pay-TV, subject to five remedies including pricing commitments (UPC/Karneval)

The operation UPC Česká republika, a.s. ("UPC"), player No. 1 in the market of retail supply of pay-TV programmes to the final consumer in the Czech Republic, acquired the sole control over Karneval Media s.r.o. ("Karneval"), player No. 2 on the same market, and over Forecable s.r.o. As a result of the merger, UPC became a dominant player in the market of retail supply of pay-TV programmes to the final consumer. UPC is also active on the market with the broadband Internet access via fixed connection and provision of public telephone services via public fixed networks of electronic communication. The market(s) The Office assessed the effects of the merger in relation to market of supply of pay-TV channels to the final consumer (paras. 42-43). The Office also noted that the merger

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Petr Zákoucký, The Czech Competition Office clears in phase II a merger between the two largest players on the market of pay-TV, subject to five remedies including pricing commitments (UPC/Karneval), 22 December 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2006, Art. N° 20921

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