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South Africa: MTV and other media companies admit to collusion

 |  May 2, 2018

The Competition Commission of South Africa has urged media companies implicated in the 2011 media collusion investigation to pay their parts of the settlement.

MTV Networks Africa has agreed to a package of remedies totaling 17.3 million rand (US$1.14 million) for its involvement in a South African advertising cartel.

The company is one of 28 media companies that have been referred to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution. The matter relates to an investigation that was initiated by the Competition Commission in 2011.

It found various media houses including Primedia and Media24 had agreed to offer similar discounts to advertising agencies that placed ads with certain members.

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