The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the digitization of cinemas

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

Digitizing movie theatres is a general interest objective that doubtlessly justifies public intervention. However, the Autorité de la concurrence is of the opinion that the least competition-restricting ways must be sought and it provides proposals to reach this end.* In October 2009, the Minister for the economy, industry and employment made a referral to the Autorité de la concurrence in order for it to examine a financial support system proposed by the Centre national de la cinématographie et de l'image animée (National cinematography and animated image centre - hereinafter "CNC") so as to provide cinemas with digital equipment. The digitization of cinemas The development of digital cinema will thoroughly transform the film industry and lead to the sector's complete

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the digitization of cinemas, 1 February 2010, e-Competitions February 2010, Art. N° 59191

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