CASE COMMENTS: ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS – AUDIOVISUAL – DIGITAL TV – ALLOCATION OF BROADCASTING FREQUENCIES

Electronic communications: The European Commission calls on France to ensure non discriminatory allocation of digital TV broadcasting frequencies

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Eur. Comm, press release IP/11/1115, 29.0911, the Commission calls on France to ensure non-discriminatory allocation of digital TV broadcasting frequencies On 29 September 2011, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion against France, taking the view that France's allocation of compensatory channels - also known as "bonus channels" - to the incumbent operators, namely TF1, M6 and Canal+, is contrary to European law, penalises competing operators and deprives viewers of a more attractive offer. This reasoned opinion requires France to amend its legislation on the allocation of an additional channel to incumbent operators when switching to digital

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Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Helene Lallemand, Electronic communications: The European Commission calls on France to ensure non discriminatory allocation of digital TV broadcasting frequencies, 29 September 2011, Concurrences N° 4-2011, Art. N° 40056, pp. 186-187

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