The Italian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the annulment of the National Competition Authority decision to fine broadcasters for an alleged anti-competitive agreement in the pay-TV service sector (Mediaset / Sky Italia / Italian Football League / Infront)

On 12 December 2020, Italy's highest administrative court, the Council of State, upheld the annulment of the Italian Competition Authority's ("ICA") decision to fine broadcasters Mediaset and Sky Italia, the Italian Football League, and marketing agency Infront a total of €66m for an alleged anti-competitive agreement to rig an auction for pay-TV broadcasting rights for Serie A matches. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - KEY TAKEAWAYS The notion of a "by object" restriction of competition must be interpreted restrictively. When assessing an anti-competitive

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Denis Fosselard, Gabriele Accardo, Giulia Carnazza, The Italian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the annulment of the National Competition Authority decision to fine broadcasters for an alleged anti-competitive agreement in the pay-TV service sector (Mediaset / Sky Italia / Italian Football League / Infront), 12 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 99567

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