The EU Commission prohibits the creation of a joint venture intended to transmit satellite TV programs to cable TV operators and households receiving satellite TV on their own dish (NSD)

"Mergers : summary of the most important recent developments"* On 19 July 1995 the Commission prohibited the NSD joint venture following a five-month investigation of the case. NSD was intended to transmit satellite TV programmes to cable TV operators and households receiving satellite TV on their own dish («direct-to-home« market). However, the Commission concluded that the establishment of NSD in its current form would have led in effect to a concentration of the activities of its parents - Norsk Telekom A/S (NT), TeleDanmark A/S (TD) and Industriförvaltnings AB Kinnevik (Kinnevik), creating a highly vertically integrated operation extending from production of TV programmes (through operation of satellites and cable TV networks) to retail

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  • DG REGIO (Brussels)
  • European Commission - DG HR (Brussels)

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Jon Denness, Karen Williams, The EU Commission prohibits the creation of a joint venture intended to transmit satellite TV programs to cable TV operators and households receiving satellite TV on their own dish (NSD), 19 July 1995, e-Competitions July 1995, Art. N° 39623

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