The European Commission exempts vertical restraints in the Nordic pay-TV Sector (Telenor/Canal+/Canal Digital)

"Commission exempts vertical restraints in the Nordic pay-TV Sector: Telenor/Canal+/Canal Digital"*Introduction After a fundamental restructuring of the Spanish and Italian pay-TV markets, also the Nordic pay-TV sector has undergone major changes in recent times, albeit in a different manner. While in Spain and Italy two ‘mergers to monopoly’, subsequent to the economic crisis of pay-TV, led to strong market consolidation and the ending of the hitherto duopolistic structures of these pay-TV markets [1], consumers continue to benefit from tight competition between the two major pay-TV operators present in the Nordic region, i.e. Canal+ Nordic on the one hand and the Modern Times Group (‘MTG‘) with its Nordic satellite broadcasting platform Viasat on the other. However, also in the Nordic

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  • European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

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Hanns Peter Nehl, The European Commission exempts vertical restraints in the Nordic pay-TV Sector (Telenor/Canal+/Canal Digital), 29 December 2003, e-Competitions Bulletin Media, Art. N° 37332

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