The German Federal Cartel Office requires additional commitments to allow joint selling of football rights

According to press releases of 17 and 24 July 2008, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has informed the German Football League (DFL) that the marketing model it has recently proposed concerning the joint selling of individual league members’ TV broadcasting rights to Bundesliga football matches would be rejected by the FCO because it does not sufficiently take into account consumers’ interests. Currently, the DFL markets its members’ football broadcasting rights based on a previous decision of the European Commission, which will expire on 30 June 2009. In April 2008, the DFL published a

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Richard Burton, The German Federal Cartel Office requires additional commitments to allow joint selling of football rights, 17 July 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2008, Art. N° 44718

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