The Italian Competition Authority conditionally clears a merger in the media sector (Groupe Canal+ / Stream)

The operation On 13 May 2002, the Competition Authority approved with conditions the acquisition by Group Canal+ (Canal+) of Stream S.p.A. (Stream) by way of purchase of shares. Canal+ is solely controlled by the French group Vivendi Universal. Canal+ is active in the production, distribution and marketing of pay television channels and services by cable and satellite; the production and distribution of feature films and audio-visual works; and the acquisition and sub-licensing of programming and television sports broadcasting rights. Canal+ is active in the Italian market for pay-TV through the wholly owned company Telpiù S.p.A (Telepiù). Stream is an Italian company jointly controlled by Telecom Italia S.p.A. and News Television, a subsidiary of News Corporation Limited. Stream is an

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Eleonora Granata, Alessandra Prastaro, The Italian Competition Authority conditionally clears a merger in the media sector (Groupe Canal+ / Stream), 13 May 2002, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2002, Art. N° 21192

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