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France: Canal Plus presents case against competition watchdog

 |  October 3, 2012

Canal Plus, a French TV station, presented its case at the constitutional court on its merger with TPS, a rival pay-TV platform. The court is looking at whether the competition authority was impartial in its treatment of the pay TV operator. To alleviate competition concerns, the authorization was subject to the implementation of several commitments made by Canal Plus, the aim of which was to allow competing pay-TV distributors to access content attractive to compete effectively with the merged operation.

The Court is expected to make a statement on the case second week of October 2012.

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