Tuesday, 21 February 2017

EU probes Liberty's Ziggo acquisition

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 08 May 14

Brussels concerned about deal's impact on content rights, retail broadband competition; verdict due in September.

The European Commission on Thursday launched an in-depth probe into Liberty Global's acquisition of Dutch cableco Ziggo on concerns over the deal's impact on competition. Specifically, regulators claim there is a risk that the merger of Liberty's Netherlands arm UPC with local rival Ziggo will significantly improve its negotiating position with content and TV channel owners…

The European Commission on Thursday launched an in-depth probe into Liberty Global's acquisition of Dutch cableco Ziggo on concerns over the deal's impact on competition. Specifically, regulators claim there is a risk that the merger of Liberty's Netherlands arm UPC with local rival Ziggo will significantly improve its negotiating position with content and TV channel owners…

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