*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – Cons. conc. dec. no. 08-D-10 of May 7, 2008 relating to practices implemented by France Telecom and France Télévisions in the catch-up television sector The French Association of Telecommunications Network and Service Operators (AFORST), composed of Neuf Cegetel, SFR, Telecom Italia, Altitude Telecom, B3G Telecom, Bouygues Telecom, BT, Colt Telecommunication France, Completel, Hub Telecom, Ipnotic Telecom, Prosodie, SRR and Verizon France, lodged a complaint with the Competition Council. They denounced a double abuse of position in the partnership under which France Telecom could exclusively distribute certain France Télévisions programmes in the form of
CASE COMMENT : UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION - LIMITS ON EXCLUSIVITY - BUNDLING
Exclusive distribution - Bundling: The French Competition Council decides that, as exclusivity and bundling abuses are not characterized in the catch up TV partnership, the definition of relevant markets in a budding sector is useless (Catch-up TV)
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