The Indian Competition Authority orders an investigation into abuse of dominance by a national broadcasting company through discriminatory discounts (Asianet Digital Network / Star India Private / Disney Broadcasting India / Asianet Star Communications)

BRIEF FACTS: An information was filed by Asianet Digital Network (P) Ltd. (“Asianet”) against Star India (P) Ltd. (“Star”), Disney Broadcasting (India) Limited (“Disney”) and Asianet Star Communications Private Limited (“ASC”) alleging abuse of dominance. Asianet, is a multi-system operator engaged in the provision of digital TV services in the southern states of India. Star is a broadcaster of satellite-based TV channels in India. Asianet receives broadcasting signals from Star for a monetary consideration for the purposes of supplying the channels to its customers. Asianet alleged that Star discriminates against Asianet by not offering discounts that it offers to its

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