The EU Commission prohibits a joint venture in the Dutch television market (RTL / Veronica / Endemol)

"Mergers Summary of the most important recent developments"* The Commission decided that the Dutch tv joint venture Holland Media Groep SA (HMG) cannot be approved under the EC Merger Regulation. As a result the creation of HMG has been declared incompatible with the common market. HMG is a joint venture between RTL4 SA (RTL), Vereniging Veronica Omroeporganisatie (Veronica) and Endemol Entertainment Holding BV (Endemol). The parent companies of RTL are the Luxembourg broadcasting group CLT and the Dutch publishing group VNU. RTL has transferred its broadcasting activities in the Netherlands to

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John Gatti, Jonathan Denness, The EU Commission prohibits a joint venture in the Dutch television market (RTL / Veronica / Endemol), 20 September 1995, e-Competitions September 1995, Art. N° 39592

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