CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE – MERGER CONTROL – BROADCASTING SECTOR

Exclusionary abuse: The French Competition Authorities confirms the articulation between mergers and acquisitions control and the sanction of anticompetitive practices (Tower Cast / TDF)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By a decision of 16 January 2020, the Competition Authority decided that there was no need to continue proceedings initiated by a referral based on an alleged abuse of a dominant position constituted by a concentration on the terrestrial broadcasting market. The Authority's decision is linked to a referral from Tower Cast concerning practices implemented by TDF, a dominant operator on the downstream wholesale market for the broadcasting of digital terrestrial television (DTT). Its interest lies not only in the analysis of the competitive situation in the sector but also, and above all, in the link between merger control and the sanctioning of

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, Exclusionary abuse: The French Competition Authorities confirms the articulation between mergers and acquisitions control and the sanction of anticompetitive practices (Tower Cast / TDF), 16 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94701, pp. 89-90

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