This decision of the Brussels Court of Appeal is the most recent episode in a seemingly never-ending quarrel between Belgacom, the Belgian telecom incumbent, and cable operator Telenet, over the acquisition of the TV broadcasting rights of the Belgian football competition. This contribution is the anticipated sequel to the previous comment on this case by Dieter Gillis  and both should be read together. We resume briefly... On 12 November 2003 the Competition Council allowed the acquisition of Canal+ by Telenet under strict conditions. Canal+ offered pay TV services and owned first window movie rights and exclusive rights for live coverage of Belgian football games (“prime content”). Given the dominant position of Telenet on the TV broadcasting transmission market  , which would
The Brussels Court of Appeal annuls a decision of the Competition Council which lifted a must-offer obligation previously imposed on a TV operator as a merger remedy (Telenet / Canal+)
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