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The EU Commission exempts under art. 85(3) of the EC Treaty the creation of a joint venture in the digital interactive television services (British Interactive Broadcasting)

"The British Interactive Broadcasting Decision and the application of competition rules to the new digital interactive television services"*I. Introduction The Commission exempted on 15 September 1999 pursuant to Article 81 (3) of the EC Treaty the creation of a joint venture company, British Interactive Broadcasting Ltd (BiB, now named Open) [1]. Open‘s parent companies are BSkyB Ltd, BT Holdings Limited, Midland Bank plc and Matsushita Electric Europe Ltd. Open is to provide a new type of service, digital interactive television services, to consumers in the United Kingdom. This involves putting in place the necessary infrastructure and services to allow companies, such as banks, supermarkets and travel agents, to interact directly with the consumer. The following services will form

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Andrés Font Galarza, The EU Commission exempts under art. 85(3) of the EC Treaty the creation of a joint venture in the digital interactive television services (British Interactive Broadcasting), 15 September 1999, e-Competitions September 1999, Art. N° 39319

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