CASE COMMENT: REGULATED SECTORS - AUDIOVISUAL - TYING - BROADCASTING EXCLUSIVITY

Telecommunications - Subscription of an Internet offer : The Paris Commercial Court orders France Télécom to put an end to the bundling between access to Orange Foot and subscription of an Orange ADSL offer (Free et Neuf Cegetel c/ France Télécom et Orange Sports)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. T. com. Paris, February 23, 2009, Free and Neuf Cegetel v/ France Télécom and Orange Sports, RG 2008/078679 This decision follows on from the call for applications launched by the Ligue de Football Professionnel ('LFP') for the broadcasting of League 1 matches for the period 2008-2012. On February 6, 2008, three of the twelve prizes were awarded to France Telecom, with the remaining nine prizes being won by the Canal Plus group. In July 2008, France Telecom launched its "Orange Foot" channel offered to the public via its subsidiary Orange Sports. Orange Foot was offered as a paid option as part of a so-called "multiservice" (multiplay) offer

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Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Orion Berg, Telecommunications - Subscription of an Internet offer : The Paris Commercial Court orders France Télécom to put an end to the bundling between access to Orange Foot and subscription of an Orange ADSL offer (Free et Neuf Cegetel c/ France Télécom et Orange Sports), 23 February 2009, Concurrences N° 2-2009, Art. N° 25921, pp. 193-194

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