The Turkish Competition Authority fines a film distributor for abusive leveraging in film distribution and exhibition markets (Warner Bros Turkey)

This study focuses on the ruling of the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) regarding a “leverage” of Warner Bros Turkey, who was found to have abused its dominant position it has on film distribution market, in order to gain anticompetitive advantages on film exhibition market by determining the ticket prices charged to consumers and imposing same prices on the cinema operators to eliminate any price competition among them, since by doing so it would be able to maximize its profits under “percentage system”, in which 50% of the revenue of the cinema operator from the exhibition of each and every film distributed to it by WB has to be transferred to WB. 1. The Parties and the Relevant Market Film industry comprises three different markets namely production, distribution and exhibition

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  • Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University (Ankara)

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Ahmet Fatih Ozkan, The Turkish Competition Authority fines a film distributor for abusive leveraging in film distribution and exhibition markets (Warner Bros Turkey), 8 March 2007, e-Competitions March 2007, Art. N° 33097

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