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Com Hem complains over Telia terms for TV4 streaming rights, claims violates Bonnier takeover terms

Monday 27 January 2020 | 11:56 CET | News
Com Hem said it is reporting Telia Company to the EU Commission Monitoring Trustee for breach of EU terms for approving Telia's takeover of Bonnier Broadcasting. The Tele2 subsidiary said Telia has begun the auction of streaming rights that the commision had demanded as a condition for clearing the merger, but that it has included more rights than the EU had intended. Com Hem claims this is meant to lock in TV4 streaming and limit competition.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Bonnier / C More / Com Hem / Tele2 Sweden / Telia
Countries: Sweden
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