The French Administrative Supreme Court determines that the development of a joint venture controlled by three national television networks does not infringe competition law (Illiald / Free / Molotov / France Télévisions / Métropole Télévision / Télévision Française / SALTO)

Summary On appeal of a decision by the Autorité de la concurrence, the Conseil d’Etat decides that SALTO, a French video streaming developed by several TV actors in France, does not infringe competition law Facts The French TV companies France Télévisions, Métropole Télévision (M6) and Télévision Française 1 planned to create a joint venture called SALTO to provide online streaming of TV and on demand audiovisual content. This joint venture was notified to the European commission that forwarded the request to the French Autorité de la concurrence. The joint venture was allowed under some conditions. Free /Iliad and Molotov appealed this decision to the Conseil d’Etat. PROCEDURE Free/Iliad and Molotov claimed that they

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