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European Court overturns EC approval of UPC-Ziggo merger

Thursday 26 October 2017 | 12:20 CET | News
The European Court of Justice has overturned the European Commission's approval of the merger between Dutch cable operators UPC and Ziggo. The court said the Commission in 2014 did not sufficiently look at competition on the market for premium TV content. Liberty Global, the owner of UPC, had at the time also its own TV channels. The appeal was filed by the cable operators' main rival, KPN. 

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Companies: KPN / Liberty Global / Vodafone / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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