The Lisbon Appeal Court confirms 2.7 million € fine for discriminatory pricing under Art. 102 national equivalent, and revolutionizes access to information for third parties (Sport TV)

On 11 March 2015, the Lisbon Appeal Court (LAC) rejected all arguments put forward by the appellant and confirmed the judgment of the Competition, Regulation and Supervision Court (CSRC) of 4 June 2014, which had, in turn, confirmed (with a reduction of the fine, from 3.7 to 2.7 million EUR) the Portuguese Competition Authority’s (PCA) Decision of 14 June 2013, in case PRC 2010/2. As confirmed by the Courts, Sport TV, the monopolist provider of premium paid sports TV channels in Portugal during the relevant period, abused its dominant position between January 2005 and March 2011, by imposing a discriminatory pricing scheme on its customers, which favoured the major player in the pay-TV retail market, who has joint control over Sport TV. This pricing scheme meant that all other

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Miguel Sousa Ferro, The Lisbon Appeal Court confirms 2.7 million € fine for discriminatory pricing under Art. 102 national equivalent, and revolutionizes access to information for third parties (Sport TV), 11 March 2015, e-Competitions March 2015, Art. N° 72120

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