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Mergers in the broadcasting sector: An overview of EU and national case law

The author has advised in relation to a number of cases mentioned in this article including News Corp / Telepiu, News Corp / Sky and Sky/ITV. The broadcasting sector has seen an extraordinary decade of transformation. Mapping the history of European merger control enforcement through e-Competitions' case summaries is interesting. In the earlier part of the last decade consolidation has been the pre-requisite for the necessary market evolution and investment into digital broadcasting, particularly in the pay-TV business. More recently we have seen an increasing number of joint ventures between existing players designed to take advantage of the new services made possible by the switchover to digital broadcasting, in particular video on demand (VOD) and catch-up services. Some of these

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Antonio Bavasso, Mergers in the broadcasting sector: An overview of EU and national case law, 16 April 2012, e-Competitions Mergers & Media , Art. N° 45140

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