CASE COMMENT: ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS -CONTENTS

Telecommunications - Exclusive contractual relationships: The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the exclusive contractual relationships between providers of electronic communication services and distributors of audiovisual content (Orange Sports)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Opinion No 09-A-42 of 7 July 2009 on exclusive relations between the activities of electronic communications operators and the distribution of content and services. The decision stems from a request for an opinion from the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment following the government plan "France Numérique 2012" which recommended referral to the Competition Council. The Minister questioned the Authority on the compatibility with competition rules of exclusive access by which certain Internet service providers (ISPs) reserve very attractive content for their subscribers. The referral for an opinion also establishes a link with the

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Orion Berg, Telecommunications - Exclusive contractual relationships: The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the exclusive contractual relationships between providers of electronic communication services and distributors of audiovisual content (Orange Sports), 7 July 2009, Concurrences N° 3-2009, Art. N° 28033, www.concurrences.com

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