EC green lights Discovery acquisition of Scripps with Polish conditions

Wednesday 7 February 2018 | 16:52 CET | News
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Scripps by Discovery, both US-based global media companies. The decision is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Discovery. In parallel, the Commission has rejected a request from Poland to refer the merger to the Polish competition authority for assessment under Polish competition law. 

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Discovery Communications / European Commission / Scripps Networks Interactive
Countries: Europe / Poland
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