CASE COMMENTS: REGULATORY - REQUEST FOR URGENT INTERIM MEASURES – BROADCASTING RIGHTS

Broadcasting rights : The French Competition Authority suspends the agreement concluded between the French Rugby National League and a television group regarding exclusive broadcasting rights and requires a new call for tenders (beIN Sports)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Following a complaint filed by beIN Sports, accompanied by a request for precautionary measures, the French Competition Authority ordered, by decision no. 14-MC-01 of July 30, 2014, the suspension of the agreement entered into on January 14, 2014 by which the French National Rugby League (LNR) had granted Canal Plus Group exclusive broadcasting rights to the French first division rugby championship (Top 14) for five years. Audiovisual broadcasting rights allocation practices in the Top 14 likely to reveal an anti-competitive agreement ---- In December 2011, NRL and Canal Plus Group entered into an agreement granting the latter exclusive

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Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Orion Berg, Emily Xueref-Poviac, Broadcasting rights : The French Competition Authority suspends the agreement concluded between the French Rugby National League and a television group regarding exclusive broadcasting rights and requires a new call for tenders (beIN Sports), 30 July 2014, Concurrences N° 4-2014, Art. N° 70026, pp. 220-223

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