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Telefonica, DTS fined EUR 15.5 mln for football rights deal

Monday 27 July 2015 | 08:38 CET | News
Spanish communications and competition regulator CNMC has fined Telefonica and Distribuidora de Television Digital (DTS) a total of EUR 15.5 million on grounds of having colluded in the acquisition, resale and exploitation of football broadcast rights for the 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 seasons. The regulator said the sharing agreements between the companies infringed EU competition laws and that, as a result, Telefonica and DTS would be fined EUR 10 million and EUR 5.5 million, respectively, for two agreements reached in August 2012 for the commercialisation of the channels Canal+ Champions

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Canal+ / Digital+ / DTS / Mediaset / Movistar / Prisa / Telefonica
Countries: Spain
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