The Polish Competition Authority conditionally approves a concentration in the cable TV market (UPC Polska/Aster)

Background On 5th September 2011, the President of the Office for Competition and Consumers Protection (the «OCCP«) issued an administrative decision approving the acquisition of Aster by UPC Polska («UPC«). As a result of the merger UPC will achieve a substantial market position in the area of Cracow and Warsaw in terms of its market share (50-60%). The decision contains conditions imposed by the competition authority. Both Aster and UPC are operating in the sector of cable TV. Proceedings and definition of relevant markets UPC filed the notification to the OCCP on 7th December 2010. For the purpose of the proper delineation of the relevant market and to determine whether the planned concentration would affect competition, the OCCP decided to carry out market research (including

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  • Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak (Warsaw)
  • Hogan Lovells (Warsaw)

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Robert Gago, Radoslaw Pawluk, The Polish Competition Authority conditionally approves a concentration in the cable TV market (UPC Polska/Aster), 5 September 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Media, Art. N° 40185

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