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Liberty Global content moves may spark new regulatory concerns over Ziggo deal

Wednesday 6 August 2014 | 13:19 CET | Author: Corina Schultz, Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
The European Commission has 'stopped the clock' on its investigation of Liberty Global's proposed takeover of Dutch cable operator Ziggo. It's awaiting additional information from Liberty Global before resuming the investigation, meaning a further delay to the original deadline of 17 October to take a decision. It's unclear what kind of information the EC is seeking, but Liberty Global's recent transactions in the content sector could be raising a new line of inquiry for the competition regulator. 

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Fixed
Companies: BSkyB / European Commission / HBO / ITV / Liberty Global / RTL / SBS / Telenet / UPC / Virgin Media / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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