Orange lodges complaint over TF1-Canal Plus deal - report

Monday 12 July 2010 | 09:08 CET | News
Orange France has lodged a complaint on the grounds of abuse of dominant position with the French competition authority against Canal Plus over CanalSat's exclusive agreement for TF1's carriage of popular theme channels such as LCI and Eurosport, writes La Tribune. Orange is contesting the way in which TF1 extended CanalSat's exclusivity for another two years. TF1 launched a transparent process last year, a tender open to all. CanalSat and three of France's major IPTV operators, Orange, SFR and Free, took part, while TF1 sister company Bouygues Telecom did not. TF1 stayed with CanalSat after

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Canal Plus / Orange Business France / TF1
Countries: France
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