The Icelandic Competition Authority fines telecom for commitment violations in the sale of English football on its linear pay-TV service (Síminn)

The Icelandic Competition Authority fines Síminn for commitment violations* The decision made by the Competition Authority (ICA) today states the conclusion that Síminn violated the conditions of the commitments that the company has entered into with ICA in recent years. The decision reveals that the significant difference in price and terms in the sale of English football on Síminn Sport (linear pay TV service), depending on whether it is offered within the Síminn Heimilispakkinn bundle or as a stand-alone subscription, constituted a violation of the conditions applicable to the company. The ICA is of the opinion that the violations are serious and, as a result, imposes a fine on Síminn amounting to ISK 500m. The conditions violated by Síminn are intended to ensure that Síminn cannot, in

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Icelandic Competition Authority, The Icelandic Competition Authority fines telecom for commitment violations in the sale of English football on its linear pay-TV service (Síminn), 6 August 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96379

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