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CSA mulls over proposal to take marketing and distributing powers away from Canal+

 |  April 13, 2012

The Autorité de la concurrence asked the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) for solutions to the TPS-CanalSat merger. The CSA, France’s media regulator, is considering taking away Canal+’s ability to market and distribute its own channels. Fabienne Schmitt in Les Echos writes that CSA’s proposal would allow distributing partners–not Canal+–to determine for themselves the terms of pricing. Schmitt describes such a move as “nuclear arms” (l’arme atomique).

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