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EU: Commission considers handing cable merger review down

 |  March 30, 2014

The European Commission is reportedly speaking with competitors within the Netherlands’ cable industry to inquire about the potential effects of Liberty Global’s planned acquisition of Dutch cable firm Ziggo.

According to reports, the Commission is looking at whether the merger would affect only consumers in the Netherlands, as the nation’s competition authority has requested jurisdiction over the merger review. Dutch authorities argue the merger only affects the national audience.

According to reports, Liberty Global’s acquisition would mean reaching more than 90 percent of households in the Netherlands.

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