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KPN appeals against regulatory clearance of Ziggo-UPC merger

Tuesday 1 September 2015 | 12:36 CET | News
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KPN has filed an appeal against the European Commission's approval of the takeover of cable operator Ziggo by Liberty Global. The appeal was disclosed in a recent fixed income report from Ziggo. The takeover created a near-national competitor to KPN, after Ziggo was merged with Liberty's local subsidiary UPC Netherlands. KPN said it felt that the EC did not take into account enough the cable group's position on the content market. While the EC did require the sale of the premium channel Film1 by Liberty Global, KPN is concerned about Ziggo's position in sports content. According to more

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: European Commission / KPN / Liberty Global / Sport 1 / UPC Netherlands / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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