CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - DOMINANT POSITION - MISINFORMATION AND REFUSAL OF ACCESS

Existence of anticompetitive practices: The French Competition Authority refuses to grant interim measures but indicates that there is a strong possibility that the broadcasting infrastructures incumbent may be found to have behaved anti-competitively as regards to access to certain facilities as well as to communication of non-transparent and discriminatory pricing conditions (Itas Tim ; TDF)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Convening Decision No. 10-D-09 of 9 March 2010 on the requests for interim measures submitted by Itas Tim concerning practices implemented by TDF in the sector of digital terrestrial broadcasting services In its decision, the Competition Authority, in a complaint and request for interim measures against TDF, a former public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC) with a statutory monopoly on radio and television broadcasting until 2005 (pt 34), leaves little doubt as to the outcome of the future investigation of the complaint lodged by a modest competitor and new entrant, the company Itas Tim, even though in the present case the Competition

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Anne Wachsmann, Existence of anticompetitive practices: The French Competition Authority refuses to grant interim measures but indicates that there is a strong possibility that the broadcasting infrastructures incumbent may be found to have behaved anti-competitively as regards to access to certain facilities as well as to communication of non-transparent and discriminatory pricing conditions (Itas Tim ; TDF), 9 March 2010, Concurrences N° 2-2010, Art. N° 31275, pp. 84-88

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