Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined television companies ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL Group €55 million for agreeing to charge customers for previously free digital TV programmes, five years after hitting the two broadcasters with a record fine.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Telecoms group KDDI and conglomerate Sumitomo have agreed to buy cable TV operator Jupiter Telecommunications, creating a company that will control more than half of Japan’s cable television market.
Friday, 19 October 2012
Canada’s national broadcast regulator has put the brakes on television, radio and communications heavyweight Bell Canada’s proposed takeover of rival Astral, saying that the deal would have put too much market power in the hands of what is already one of the country’s most powerful companies.
Thursday, 9 August 2012
A German high court has confirmed the Federal Cartel Office correctly blocked an internet catch-up television joint venture between broadcasters RTL Group and ProSiebenSat1 Media.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
For the first time since the creation of Spain’s National Competition Commission (CNC), the Spanish government will re-examine a merger decision by the agency and may soften the conditions imposed on Antena 3’s acquisition of La Sexta.
Friday, 27 July 2012
Canada’s Competition Bureau is investigating Bell Canada Enterprises over concerns the company is restricting its competitors’ access to TV content, a court document shows.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Spain’s National Competition Commission (CNC) has imposed several conditions on the merger between TV companies La Sexta and Antena 3, showing continued concern over increasing concentration in the TV market.
Premium Article • Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Ed Richards, chief executive of the UK's media and telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has warned that online video content providers do not provide sufficient competition to challenge the role of established broadcasters. Stefano Berra in London.
Premium Article • Tuesday, 17 April 2012
A US$875 million lawsuit against television company Comcast will go ahead, after a federal district judge passed the plaintiffs’ case on two of three counts.
Premium Article • Monday, 27 February 2012
For what is thought to be the first time, an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal has decided a claim arising out of commitments attached to a European Commission antitrust merger decision, in a dispute over Italian broadcasting rights to the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Premium Article • Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission (CFC) published its long-awaited decision on the merger between Televisa and Iusacell yesterday, outlining the reasons behind the prohibition and opening the possibility for the companies to present commitments to allay competition concerns.
Premium Article • Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO) is investigating public broadcasters ARD and ZDF over their plans to create a joint video-on-demand portal.
Premium Article • Monday, 28 November 2011
Sweden’s Competition Authority is referring cable TV provider Com Hem to court over concerns that its acquisition of broadcaster and internet provider Canal Digital's cable TV operations could make the merged company "too dominant".
Premium Article • Friday, 19 August 2011
The UK’s Competition Commission today provisionally ruled that broadcaster BSkyB is stifling competition and innovation in the pay-TV market for movies.
Premium Article • Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Nexstar Broadcasting has filed a lawsuit in US federal court claiming that rival Granite Broadcasting has accumulated the kind of market power that could allow it to raise prices and shut out competition.