The French Competition Authority approves the implementation of an injunction after a merger in the pay TV sector (Canal Plus / TPS)

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

The Autorité de la Concurrence approves three reference offers from the Groupe Canal Plus, after amendments. The first one regulates access of independent channels to distribution services by CanalSat; the second defines their transmission services. The third reference offer governs the availability of the CanalPlus movie channels (Ciné+)*. On 23 July 2012, the Autorité de la concurrence cleared the acquisition of TPS and CanalSatellite by Vivendi Universal and Groupe Canal Plus (“GCP”), subject to compliance with injunctions designed to re-introduce sufficient competition in the pay TV markets (see press release dated 23 July 2012). Reminder of the injunctions concerned Introducing clear rules for independent channels' access to CanalSat The Autorité enjoined GCP, in particular, to

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority approves the implementation of an injunction after a merger in the pay TV sector (Canal Plus / TPS), 7 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 58401

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