The Spanish Competition Commission limits the duration of contracts concluded between broadcasters and football clubs for the acquisition and resale of football broadcasting rights for Spanish League and Cup matches, as well as a pooling agreement between broadcasters, to three years (AVS, Mediapro, Sogecable y Clubs de Fútbol de 1 y 2 División)

On April 14, 2010, the Council of the Spanish Competition Commission (the “CNC”) adopted a decision in a case against several broadcasters operating in the markets for the acquisition and resale of football broadcasting rights for Spanish League and Cup matches, and football clubs of the 1st and 2nd Divisions of the Spanish League. The football clubs had assigned their broadcasting rights exclusively to the investigated broadcasters. The Council ruled that the contracts concluded between the clubs and the broadcasters were anticompetitive and introduced limits on the duration of those contracts and, additionally, prohibited the conclusion of pooling agreements with a duration exceeding three years. Background. The investigation leading to the Council's decision was initiated at the

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Antía Tresandí Blanco, The Spanish Competition Commission limits the duration of contracts concluded between broadcasters and football clubs for the acquisition and resale of football broadcasting rights for Spanish League and Cup matches, as well as a pooling agreement between broadcasters, to three years (AVS, Mediapro, Sogecable y Clubs de Fútbol de 1 y 2 División), 14 April 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Media, Art. N° 31417

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