Commitments: The French Supreme Administrative Court confirms the Phase 1 decision of the French Competition Authority to authorize, subject to conditions, the creation of a video-on-demand platform by the main French free-to-air television players (Salto)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In Decision No. 19-DCC-157 of August 12, 2019 [the " Salto Decision"], the French Competition Authority had validated, subject to conditions, the creation by the TF1, M6 and France Télévisions groups of Salto, a full-function joint venture. Context and procedure Salto is active in the publishing of subscription video-on-demand offers and the distribution of television services (linear television services and catch-up television) and audiovisual media on demand. Free and Iliad have appealed the authorization decision to the Council of State, and Molotov has also intervened in support of the arguments for cancellation. Questions of external legality were

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  • Hogan Lovells (Paris)
  • Hogan Lovells (Paris)

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Eric Paroche, Victor Levy, Commitments: The French Supreme Administrative Court confirms the Phase 1 decision of the French Competition Authority to authorize, subject to conditions, the creation of a video-on-demand platform by the main French free-to-air television players (Salto), 8 November 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 105475, pp. 127-128

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