CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE – EXCLUSIVITY CLAUSES

Exclusivity clauses : The French Competition Authority pronounces interim measures suspending an agreement between the dominant operator of the pay-TV sector and a professional sport league (BeIN Sports)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Exclusivity clauses on audiovisual content, and in particular the rights to broadcast certain sporting events, are one of the variables determining the attractiveness of the pay-TV services on offer, but also a possible means of anti-competitive foreclosure of the markets concerned (P. Bougette, F. Marty, J. Pillot and P. Reis, "Appraisal of exclusivity clauses by the competition authorities : the case of high-technology markets", in P. Bougette, F. Marty, J. Pillot and P. Reis, "Appraisal of exclusivity clauses by the competition authorities : the case of high-technology markets", p. 3).). With the exception of football rights, exclusive rights to broadcast

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