The French Competition Authority rejects a request for interim measures on the pay-TV market (I>Télé / TPS)

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

The Conseil de la concurrence rejects the request for interim measures filed by the news channel I>Télé and the Canal Plus Group, but continues its full inquiry into the case on the merits.* In July 2003, the Conseil de la concurrence received a complaint from the company I>Télé and the Canal Plus Group concerning practices implemented by the companies TF1, TPS and LCI. In addition to the referral, the plaintiffs filed a request for interim measures on 9th September 2003. In a decision dated 9th December 2003, the Conseil de la concurrence indicated that there were no grounds to grant interim measures. However, given the various case elements available, the practices in question should be the subject of a full inquiry on the merits. The facts of the case I>Télé

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority rejects a request for interim measures on the pay-TV market (I>Télé / TPS), 9 December 2003, e-Competitions Bulletin Media, Art. N° 61676

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