The Spanish Competition Authority fines infrastructures groups in the logistics and telecoms sectors for not meeting the obligation to notify the acquisition of a service provider of digital terrestrial television and broadcasting transport to television stations (Abertis and Tradia/Teledifusión)

On January 26, 2010, the Spanish Authority (Comisión Nacional de la Competencia, “CNC”) jointly and severally fined Tradia Telecom, S.A. (“Tradia”) and its parent companies Abertis Telecom, S.A. and Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A. (collectively referred to as “Abertis”) €143,000 for acquiring Teledifusión Madrid (“Teledifusión”) without prior notification and clearance [1]. Background Abertis is one of Spain's leading infrastructures groups in the logistics and telecoms sectors, as well as the sector for toll-motorway and car-park concessions. On March 7, 2008, Tradia -a fully owned subsidiary of Abertis- acquired 80% of the share capital of Teledifusión, a service provider of digital terrestrial television (“DTT”) and broadcasting transport to television stations in the Madrid region (the

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Albert Pereda Miquel, María González Navarrete, The Spanish Competition Authority fines infrastructures groups in the logistics and telecoms sectors for not meeting the obligation to notify the acquisition of a service provider of digital terrestrial television and broadcasting transport to television stations (Abertis and Tradia/Teledifusión), 3 December 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2009, Art. N° 32029

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