The Portuguese Competition Authority suspends promotional TV campaign of multimedia operator on the basis of alleged abuse of dominant position (ZON Multimédia)

Last January 6th, 2009, the Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrência - “AdC”) announced that it has ordered the telecoms operator ZON Multimédia to suspend a promotional campaign involving the attribution to its cable TV clients (of ZON/TV Cabo) of a fidelity card conferring the right to some free cinema sessions throughout the year in the groups' ZON Lusomundo theaters [1]. According to the description provided by the AdC press release, ZON holds a dominant position in some of the relevant regional markets for the exhibition of films, namely in the districts of Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra, Lisbon, Porto, Setúbal and Vila Real, as

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Miguel Gorjão-Henriques, The Portuguese Competition Authority suspends promotional TV campaign of multimedia operator on the basis of alleged abuse of dominant position (ZON Multimédia), 6 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 23802

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