The French Competition Authority takes into account the emergence of online video platforms in its opinion on the audiovisual sector

Audiovisual sector* In the context of the reform of the audiovisual sector, the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Education of the French National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) referred this matter to the Autorité de la concurrence, which today delivers its opinion. In the face of the digital revolution, the Autorité is announcing its proposals for reforms to ease the constraints on incumbent audiovisual stakeholders to enable them to compete on equal terms with online video platforms (Amazon, Netflix). Last June, the Autorité de la concurrence was asked by the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Education of the French National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) to give its opinion on the upcoming government bill on audiovisual reform. After several months of investigation, hearings and

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority takes into account the emergence of online video platforms in its opinion on the audiovisual sector, 21 February 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2019, Art. N° 89621

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