The Romanian Competition Authority heavily fines low prices and market sharing on the cable TV market (UPC / Hi-Fi Quadral / Astral Telecom / Cablevision)

The Cable TV Decision (decision n° 237/2006 - the “Decision”) was rendered by the Romanian Competition Council on 12 December 2006, at the end of Romania's pre-accession period. The thorough analysis included in the Decision may be regarded as evidence that the Council has reached a high level of maturity as regards the implementation of national competition regulations, which are largely harmonized with the European acquis. The Decision actually regroups the Competition Council's final decisions as regards several investigations initiated in the sector of retransmission of TV programs and consists of two main parts: (i) the first part concerns the investigation of the potential market sharing carried out by two operators in the city of Timisoara in 2001; (ii)

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  • Leroy & Asociatii (Bucharest)
  • Dechert (Paris)

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Eleonora Udroiu, Bruno Leroy, The Romanian Competition Authority heavily fines low prices and market sharing on the cable TV market (UPC / Hi-Fi Quadral / Astral Telecom / Cablevision), 12 December 2006, e-Competitions December 2006, Art. N° 13218

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