CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – AUDIOVISUAL – ABSENCE OF ANTICOMPETITIVE EFFECTS

Admissibility: The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint by a French audiovisual group against the free-to-air historical channels for practices relating to the priority and pre-emption rights of original French-language films (Canal Plus, C8, CStar)

À l’origine de cette affaire, une plainte du Groupe Canal Plus dénonçant un verrouillage de l’accès aux films d’expression originale française (EOF) de catalogue, c’est-à-dire des films après un premier cycle d’exploitation en télévision payante et gratuite, soit environ quatre ans après la sortie en salles. Assurément, il y avait bel et bien une entente puisque les chaînes dites “historiques en clair” (TF1, France 2, France 3, M6)

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Ludovic Bernardeau, Admissibility: The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint by a French audiovisual group against the free-to-air historical channels for practices relating to the priority and pre-emption rights of original French-language films (Canal Plus, C8, CStar), 27 May 2019, Concurrences Review N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91525, pp. 85-86

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