CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – EUROPEAN UNION – REGULATION 1/2003 – ARTICLE 9 – EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION

Passive sales : The European Commission publishes the commitments proposed by a distributor of broadcasting contents to an alleged anticompetitive agreement conferring absolute territorial protection (Paramount / Sky)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 13 January 2014, the Commission opened formal proceedings to examine certain provisions of the agreements between several US production studios and the main European pay-TV broadcasters. These agreements were specifically aimed at licensing the audiovisual content of the production studios to the latter on an exclusive and territorial basis. In other words, one broadcaster per Member State. In the context of these proceedings, the Commission sent a Statement of Objections on 23 July 2015, inter alia,

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Etienne Thomas, Passive sales : The European Commission publishes the commitments proposed by a distributor of broadcasting contents to an alleged anticompetitive agreement conferring absolute territorial protection (Paramount / Sky) , 22 April 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80805, pp. 61-62

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