The German Competition Authority prohibits planned acquisition of broadband cable networks (Deutsche Telekom / Liberty Media)

Bundeskartellamt prohibits planned Liberty Media/KDG merger* The Bundeskartellamt has prohibited Liberty Media’s planned acquisition of Deutsche Telekom AG’s (KDG) broadband cable networks. The merger would strengthen dominant positions in the supply market for broadcasting signals to final customers (final customer market: cable television), the market for feeding signals into broadband cable networks (input market) and the market for the supply of network level 3 signals to operators of network level 4 (signal supply market). The President of the Bundeskartellamt, Ulf Böge, stated: “The merger would considerably

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority prohibits planned acquisition of broadband cable networks (Deutsche Telekom / Liberty Media), 26 February 2002, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2002, Art. N° 66654

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