ALERTS: MERGERS – CLEARANCE – MARKET INQUIRY - AUDIOVISUAL

Clearance: The European Commission clears, without conditions, the takeover of the leading media company which has operations in Germany, in Austria, in Ireland, in Italy and the United Kingdom, by the second-largest broadcasting and cable television company (Comcast / Sky)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 23 October 2018, one month after Comcast won its duel with Twenty-First Century Fox for control of Sky, the leading pay-TV operator in Germany, Austria, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom, the European Commission published the decision of 15 June 2018.under which it gave unconditional clearance to the proposed takeover of Sky by the US cable operator Comcast, owner of Universal Pictures, one of the six major Hollywood film studios and operator of television channels such as CNBC, Syfy and E! This operation illustrates the race for critical size being waged by global operators in the audiovisual sector. As Rodolphe Belmer pointed out in a contribution

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Alain Ronzano, Clearance: The European Commission clears, without conditions, the takeover of the leading media company which has operations in Germany, in Austria, in Ireland, in Italy and the United Kingdom, by the second-largest broadcasting and cable television company (Comcast / Sky), 15 June 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88465, www.concurrences.com

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