ALERT: UNILATERAL PRACTICE - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - DISPARAGEMENT - LOYALTY REBATES - FINE - CALCULATION

Abuse of dominant position: The French Competition Authority fines the incumbent French tower company for abusive intervention with the municipalities aimed at hindering the establishment of its competitors and for a loyalty rebate system encouraging TV channels to use its services for most of their requirements (TDF)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Following a complaint from TDF's first competitor, Itas Tim, the Competition Authority, after rejecting the requests for precautionary measures for lack of urgency, but referred the case back to the investigation on the merits, imposes, by virtue of Decision No. 16-D-11 handed down on 6 June 2016 a fine of EUR 20 million on TDF for having engaged in two abusive practices, one of disparaging its competitors in order to hinder the installation of their co-located masts and the other of offering loyalty discounts by geographical area to encourage television channels, grouped together in multiplexes, to use TDF's services for the bulk of their broadcasting

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Alain Ronzano, Abuse of dominant position: The French Competition Authority fines the incumbent French tower company for abusive intervention with the municipalities aimed at hindering the establishment of its competitors and for a loyalty rebate system encouraging TV channels to use its services for most of their requirements (TDF), 6 June 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80989, www.concurrences.com

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