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Italian antitrust watchdog to probe Sky-Mediaset pay-TV deal

Monday 11 March 2019 | 09:10 CET | News
Italian antitrust watchdog AGCM has decided to open an investigation into Sky Italia's acquisition of the R2 unit of commercial broadcaster Mediaset, citing competition concerns in a pay-TV market already dominated by Sky. The unit includes the technical maintenance and sales assets of Mediaset's pay-TV subsidiary Premium and the transaction is part of a wider commercial deal between Mediaset and Sky signed nearly a year ago that gave the latter's satellite customers access to Premium's cinema and TV series channels at no additional cost and also allowed Sky to launch a pay-TV service via

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Mediaset / Sky Italia
Countries: Italy
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