CASE COMMENTS: MERGER - PHASE II - VERTICAL INTEGRATION - VERTICAL EFFECTS - AUTHORISATION SUBJECT TO BEHAVIOUR UNDERTAKINGS IN THE PAY TV SECTOR

Behavioural undertakings: The European Commission authorises a merger in the pay TV sector subject to behavioural undertakings mitigating the risk of discriminatory practices by the buyer following the acquisition (SFR/Télé 2 France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – EC Commission, 18 July 2007, SFR/Télé 2 France, Case COMP/M. 4504. On July 18, 2007, the European Commission (the Commission) authorized in phase II the acquisition of sole control of the Internet access and fixed telephony activities of Télé 2 France (Télé 2) by the French mobile telephone operator, SFR SA (SFR), subject to behavioural commitments. SFR is jointly owned by the British group Vodafone (44%) and the French group Vivendi (56%), bound by a shareholders' agreement. Vodafone is an operator of mobile telephone networks and also provides other telecommunications services in various Member States and outside the Community. Vivendi is the parent

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Jérôme Philippe, Behavioural undertakings: The European Commission authorises a merger in the pay TV sector subject to behavioural undertakings mitigating the risk of discriminatory practices by the buyer following the acquisition (SFR/Télé 2 France), 30 January 2008, Concurrences N° 1-2008, Art. N° 15336, pp. 143-145

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