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Phase I : The French Supreme Administrative Court confirms in all respects the analysis of the French Competition Authority authorizing the creation of the full-function joint venture from phase I, but subject to conditions, and considers that the commitments given to prevent the risks of coordination between parent companies are sufficient (Salto / France Televisions / TF1 / M6)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a decision issued on 8 November 2021the Conseil d'Etat finally validated in all respects the analysis of the French Competition Authority authorizing, subject to conditions, the creation of the Salto full-function joint venture in phase I. In so doing, it rejected in their entirety the applications of Free and Iliad, as well as the conclusions presented by Molotov in the context of an incidental intervention that was deemed admissible. In essence, Free and Iliad are seeking the annulment of decision no. 19-DCC-157 of August 12, 2019 under which the French Competition Authority authorized, in phase I, the creation by the France Télévisions (FTV), TF1 and

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Alain Ronzano, Phase I : The French Supreme Administrative Court confirms in all respects the analysis of the French Competition Authority authorizing the creation of the full-function joint venture from phase I, but subject to conditions, and considers that the commitments given to prevent the risks of coordination between parent companies are sufficient (Salto / France Televisions / TF1 / M6), 8 November 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 103397, www.concurrences.com

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