CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – FRANCE – PAY TV – INJUNCTIONS REVIEW

Pay tv: The French Competition Authority reviews and accepts to reduce the injunctions imposed in 2012 to a media group for the acquisition of television broadcasters (Pay TV sector)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Five years after the 2012 decision authorizing, subject to compliance with 33 injunctions, the acquisition of exclusive control of TPS and CanalSatellite by Vivendi and Canal Plus Group (GCP) (Dec. No. 12-DCC-100 dated July 23, 2012, Obs. O. Billard), the Authority agreed to review its injunctions in the light of recent competitive developments in the markets concerned. This review took place on the same day as the Authority's decision on the review of the commitments made by GCP when it acquired the free TV channels Direct 8 and Direct Star (Dec. No.

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)

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Sergio Sorinas, Alexis Baudelin, Pay tv: The French Competition Authority reviews and accepts to reduce the injunctions imposed in 2012 to a media group for the acquisition of television broadcasters (Pay TV sector), 22 June 2017, Concurrences N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84533, pp. 109-110

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