The EU Court of Justice annuls a Commission decision allowing a TV company to preserve competition on the markets of pay-TV services (Paramount / Sky / Groupe Canal +)

The Court of Justice annuls a Commission decision making binding the commitments offered by a company in order to preserve competition on the markets* The fact that it is possible, for the contracting partners of a company which has made commitments not to comply with certain contractual clauses, to bring proceedings before the national court cannot remedy the effects of the Commission decision which made those commitments binding over the contractual rights of those contracting partners Paramount Pictures International Ltd and its parent company, Viacom Inc. (together referred to as ‘Paramount’) concluded licensing agreements on audio-visual content with the main pay-TV broadcasters of the European Union, including Sky UK Ltd and Sky plc (together referred to as ‘Sky’) and Groupe

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European Court of Justice, The EU Court of Justice annuls a Commission decision allowing a TV company to preserve competition on the markets of pay-TV services (Paramount / Sky / Groupe Canal +), 9 December 2020, e-Competitions Intellectual property, Art. N° 98298

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