CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE – DENIGRATION – INCUMBENT

Loyalty rebates: The French Competition Authority sanctions the former State-owned monopoly in terrestrial Hertzian broadcasting for abusive intervention aimed at hindering the development of its competitor and for abusive rebates schemes

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The French Competition Authority has imposed a financial penalty of more than €20 million on TDF, which until 2003 held a legal monopoly on terrestrial television broadcasting, for anti-competitive predatory practices in the context of markets linked to the roll-out of digital terrestrial television. After presenting the case, we will focus in particular on the disparagement and loyalty discounting practices that gave rise to the financial penalty, before turning to its calculation methods. Predatory practices carried out in the context of DTT deployment TDF, which was privatised in 2004, lost its legal monopoly on terrestrial television broadcasting,

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, Loyalty rebates: The French Competition Authority sanctions the former State-owned monopoly in terrestrial Hertzian broadcasting for abusive intervention aimed at hindering the development of its competitor and for abusive rebates schemes, 6 June 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80814, pp. 79-82

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