The French Competition Authority issues an opinion in favour of extending ex-ante regulation of the upstream wholesale digital terrestrial television broadcasting services market by three years

DTT Broadcasting* The Autorité de la concurrence is in favour of extending ex-ante regulation of the upstream wholesale DTT broadcasting services market by three years. Background Following a referral by the French Telecommunications Regulator (ARCEP), the Autorité de la concurrence today issued an opinion in favour of the extension of ex-ante regulation of the upstream wholesale DTT broadcasting services market envisaged by the ARCEP. The Autorité de la concurrence considers that the market still meets the cumulative conditions required for ex-ante regulation. These include high, non-transitory barriers to entry, absence of prospects of evolution towards effective competition and insufficiency on the part of competition law alone to address market failures. The Autorité also considers

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority issues an opinion in favour of extending ex-ante regulation of the upstream wholesale digital terrestrial television broadcasting services market by three years, 24 January 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2019, Art. N° 89001

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