The Italian Competition Authority investigates a Pay-TV operator under Art. 82 EC for applying unfair and discriminatory conditions to a new entrant for access to its satellite platform (Sky Italia)

The investigation launched by the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) on 2 October 2008 aims at ascertaining a possible infringement of Article 82 EC by Sky Italia (Sky), the Italian vertically integrated Pay-TV incumbent. It has been prompted by a complaint brought by Conto TV, a small and recently founded Italian broadcaster which offers Pay-TV programmes through the satellite and (although only for some areas of the Italian territory) digital terrestrial television (DTT) platforms as well as over the internet. According to the complaint, as reported in the decision to open the proceedings, the conditions applied by Sky for the supply of access services to its satellite platform are disproportionate, not cost-oriented and discriminatory. It is thus alleged that through such conduct

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Alessandro Greco, The Italian Competition Authority investigates a Pay-TV operator under Art. 82 EC for applying unfair and discriminatory conditions to a new entrant for access to its satellite platform (Sky Italia), 2 October 2008, e-Competitions October 2008, Art. N° 22386

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