The Competition Commission of India holds that a big production house movie does not constitute a separate relevant product market (Ajay Devgan Films / Yash Raj Films)

Background In a recent ruling the Competition Commission of India (CCI), in the matter of Ajay Devgan Films v. Yash Raj Films Private Limited &Ors [1], refused to accept that a big production house movie may constitute a separate relevant product market in itself. It held that no enterprise can be considered dominant on the basis of big name. In the view of CCI, movie market consists of all the movies released in a particular year. The informant's grievance was that the opposite party released its mega starrer film EkTha Tiger (EKT) on 15th August, 2012. At that time the opposite parties were contemplating to release another untitled film later named as Jab TakHaiJahan (JTHJ) at the time of Diwali. The opposite parties before the release of EKT had put a condition on single

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Vikas Kathuria, The Competition Commission of India holds that a big production house movie does not constitute a separate relevant product market (Ajay Devgan Films / Yash Raj Films), 5 November 2012, e-Competitions November 2012, Art. N° 50331

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