Tying rebates : The French NCA decides on practices implemented in the pay-TV sector (TPS/Canal Plus)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Concordance No. 05-D-13, March 18, 2005, GST/Canal Plus Facts The Canal Plus and CanalSatellite companies offered a coupled commercial package comprising their two respective bouquets at a price lower than the sum of the prices of each product sold separately. TPS considered that, by granting a coupling rebate for simultaneous subscriptions to Canal Plus and CanalSatellite, the latter had hindered the penetration of their new competitor on the pay-TV market. It argued that this offer dissuaded Canal Plus customers

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