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Competition Authority to investigate DStv’s potential abuse of market dominance

 |  February 13, 2012

The Competition Authority will launch a probe into the business practices of MultiChoice Africa to investigate possible abuse of a dominant position in the Kenyan pay-TV market. MultiChoice Africa owns DStv, which has been the dominant pay-TV operator for 15 years. DStv competitors Smart TV and GTV have both failed. A third rival, Wananchi, claims that new entrants are deterred from the market because of DStv’s exclusive rights to premium content, such as the English Premier League programming.

Source: Business Daily Africa


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