The Indian Competition finds no cartelization or abuse of dominance but does find refusals to deal in the market for broadcasting of TV channels (Noida Software Technology Park / Star India / Sony Pictures Network India)

Background The given case involved an information filed by Noida Software Technology Park Ltd (“Noida/Informant”) alleging (i) Cartelization (ii) Refusal to deal (constructive and outright) and (iii) Abuse of dominant position by Star India Pvt Ltd (“Star India”) and Sony Pictures Network India Pvt Ltd (“Sony”) under the aegis of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (“IBO”). Noida is engaged in the business of satellite communication viz. broadcasting and data services which holds a ‘Head-End In The Sky’ (HITS) license issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to establish, install, operate and maintain HITS project for digital cable services in India. It is also a distributor of TV channels under the Interconnection Regulations (IR) framed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of

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Man Mohan Sharma, The Indian Competition finds no cartelization or abuse of dominance but does find refusals to deal in the market for broadcasting of TV channels (Noida Software Technology Park / Star India / Sony Pictures Network India), 27 July 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2018, Art. N° 91453

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