The Luxembourg highest administrative court considers the lack of information given by a cable TV distribution operator to its customers to be an abuse of dominant position (Coditel)

In 1993 Coditel, the cable TV distributor in several Luxembourg municipalities, acquired the TV distribution network in the Luxembourg municipality of Leudelange from a small undertaking. Upon this acquisition Coditel imposed its conditions on the subscribers to the former network operator and increased the TV distribution fees. Apparently, some subscribers did not agree with this. Coditel addressed a mailing to these subscribers and explained that the increase was due to the concern to apply the same fee in all municipalities in which Coditel distributed cable TV services. If the subscribers concerned were not willing to accept the new conditions of Coditel, the latter would disconnect their cable TV connection from the Coditel network. The municipality of Leudelange, supported by a

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Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch, Vincent Wellens, The Luxembourg highest administrative court considers the lack of information given by a cable TV distribution operator to its customers to be an abuse of dominant position (Coditel), 18 November 1994, e-Competitions November 1994, Art. N° 15106

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