The Spanish Competition Authority fines the holder of football TV rights for abusing its dominant position in the resale of these rights and in the pay TV market (Mediapro)

Mediaproducción S.L. (Mediapro) is currently the holder of the audiovisual rights for the regular league and Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) football competitions (the Competitions) for all teams in the Spanish first and second divisions for the 2009/2010 and subsequent seasons. In May 2009 the CNC (Spanish Competition Authority) discovered that Mediapro had bundled several TV packages of broadcasting licences for matches and highlights of both Competitions for the 2009/2010 to 2011/2012 seasons, and had invited certain TV operators to submit bids for the rights packages within a very brief time frame. The CNC then subsequently received a complaint against Mediapro from a competitor, Canal Satélite Digital, S.L., alleging

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Luis Blanquez Palasí, The Spanish Competition Authority fines the holder of football TV rights for abusing its dominant position in the resale of these rights and in the pay TV market (Mediapro), 17 March 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2011, Art. N° 36126

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