The French Competition Authority refuses to lift the ban on exclusive broadcasting of premium sports channels pronounced against a pay TV channel (Canal Plus)

The Autorité de la concurrence considers that the conditions are not currently satisfied to lift the ban on exclusive broadcasting of premium sports channels pronounced on Canal Plus. * The Autorité will engage, during the upcoming twelve months, in an in-depth work in dialogue with all the stakeholders, in order to reassess the entirety of the injunctions imposed in 2012 and to define a distinct and predictable framework for the 2017-2022 period. Further to the observation of non-compliance concerning several commitments conditioning decision of 30 August 2006 to clear Vivendi Universal's and Canal Plus' acquisition of sole control of TPS and CanalSatellite, the Autorité de la concurrence had withdrawn its clearance by the decision of 20 September 2011. As a result, Vivendi and Canal

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority refuses to lift the ban on exclusive broadcasting of premium sports channels pronounced against a pay TV channel (Canal Plus), 9 June 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2016, Art. N° 80033

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