Supreme Court defends Orange TV channels' exclusivity

Thursday 15 July 2010 | 13:05 CET | News
France's supreme court, the 'cour de cassation', has ruled that Orange France's policy of offering its Orange Sports channel only to its ADSL subscribers should continue to be allowed, Les Echos writes. The decision confirms a similar ruling by the Paris appeal court in May 2009, but contradicts the position taken by country's competition authority, which later criticised Orange's approach as being one of 'double exclusivity'. The supreme court found that this 'linked sale' did not constitute unfair commercial practice, arguing that exclusive arrangements do not hurt competition, but

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