Canal Plus allowed to buy Bollore channels with conditions

Monday 23 July 2012 | 15:03 CET | News
France's Competition Authority has approved Vivendi and Canal Plus' acquisition of the digital terrestrial channels Direct Star and Direct 8 from the Bollore Group with conditions on the acquisition of content by the channels. The regulator's decision aims to ensure that Canal Plus does not use its existing strong position in the TV market to secure the most attractive films, TV series and sports for the channels, nor should its production company Studio Canal be allowed to sign exclusive deals with the channels. The conditions will limit the company's content from major US studios, allowing

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Canal Plus / Vivendi
Countries: France
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