CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – TNT – REFERENCE OFFER – UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM MARKETS

Exclusionary practice: The Paris Court of Appeals confirms a French Competition Authority’s decision fining an undertaking for delaying a reference offer publication on the upstream market of infrastructures for TV signal diffusion overseas, where it was in a monopolistic position and whose access was necessary for its competitors to join the downstream market for TV signal diffusion (TDF)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Competition Authority had fined TDF for having, in the context of France Télévisions' calls for tenders for the switchover of television broadcasting to digital format (DTT) in the overseas territories, delayed the hosting offers without valid reasons, and for having failed to include certain decisive elements (Decision No. 15-D-01 of 5 February 2015 on practices implemented in the terrestrial terrestrial television broadcasting

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Anne Wachsmann, Exclusionary practice: The Paris Court of Appeals confirms a French Competition Authority’s decision fining an undertaking for delaying a reference offer publication on the upstream market of infrastructures for TV signal diffusion overseas, where it was in a monopolistic position and whose access was necessary for its competitors to join the downstream market for TV signal diffusion (TDF), 15 September 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82049, pp. 105-106

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