Competition & Television : Implementation of competition law and policy in the TV sector

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. The television sector poses particular challenges for the European Commission (hereinafter the "Commission") and the national competition authorities. The pay-TV market, which is still dominated by vertically integrated satellite operators, has undergone a vast consolidation process in recent years, leading to the creation of quasi-monopolies in Member States such as Italy and Spain [1]. In the light of developments in the sector and experience gained in its decision-making practice, the Commission has reversed its position, which has historically been contrary to this type of operation [2], for the first time in a NewsCorp/Telepiù case decided

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Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, Competition & Television : Implementation of competition law and policy in the TV sector, February 2007, Concurrences N° 1-2007, Art. N° 13050, pp. 48-57

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