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Mediaset fined EUR 51 mln over Italian football rights deal

Thursday 21 April 2016 | 08:43 CET | News
Italy's anti-trust regulator AGCM has fined Mediaset Premium, Sky Italia, Infront Italy SRL and the Italian football league a total of EUR 66 million for alleged collusion in the acquisition of TV football rights. Mediaset received the highest fine – amounting to EUR 51.4 million –  for breaching competition laws during the 2014 sale of football TV rights with a view to excluding new entrants. Sky Italia was fined around EUR 4 million, while the Italian football league and Infront Italy SRL, the agency that managed the auction, were fined some EUR 1.9 million and EUR 9 million respectively.

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