CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - FRANCE - COLLECTIVE DOMINANT POSITION - ECONOMIC DEPENDENCE - REJECTION

Dominant collective position: The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint from a television broadcasting platform claiming to be a victim of attempted foreclosure (Molotov)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a decision of 30 April 2020, the Competition Authority (the Authority) rejected the substantive referral of the Molotov company (Molotov) and, consequently, the associated request for interim measures filed against the M6 and TF1 groups. Molotov is a platform that broadcasts television channels over the Internet, i.e. outside the traditional networks (DTT, satellite, cable or via Internet service providers), so-called "over the top" accessible television. It started its activity in 2016 with a business model, called "freemium", which consists of providing free access to basic content and offering other complementary paid content. The latter is its only

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Anne Wachsmann, Nicolas Zacharie, Dominant collective position: The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint from a television broadcasting platform claiming to be a victim of attempted foreclosure (Molotov), 30 April 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96157, pp. 103-105

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