Basis for clearance of TPS/CanalSat merger

Conseil de la concurrence opinion (96 pages in French, PDF) of 13 July 2006 on the competition implications of the proposed merger of the two French satellite television platforms, TPS and CanalSat. The opinion was taken into account in the ministerial decision (108 pages in French, PDF) of 30 August 2006 (published in full on 15 September 2006) clearing the merger subject to 59 undertakings given by the parties. Opinions were also given by the electronic communications regulator ARCEP (38 pages in French, PDF) and the media regulator CSA (93 pages, PDF).

Filed under Conseil de la concurrence, France, Media.

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