Bundled sales: The French Competition Council considers that bundled sales by dominant firms are not prohibited a priori (Canal +)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – Cons. conc. dec. no. 05-D-13 of March 18, 2005 relating to the practices implemented by the Canal Plus group in the pay-TV sector In a landmark decision, the French Competition Council affirms that the practice, by an undertaking in a dominant position, of discounts on a coupled offer is not necessarily prohibited by Article L. 420-2 of the French Commercial Code. On 5 June 1998 the Conseil was asked by TPS to give its opinion on the coupled Canal Plus - CanalSatellite offer to consumers between August 1997 and January 1998. During that period, the coupled subscription was sold at a price of FRF 225 per month, which was FRF 48 off the sum of the prices of

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