Sky Italia's Digital Key Sparks Antitrust Claim

Law360, New York (November 17, 2009, 2:54 PM EST) -- Mediaset SpA has reportedly complained to antitrust regulators in Italy that News Corp.-owned Sky Italia is launching a new digital key that will let some of its television customers view free digital terrestrial channels.

The Italian broadcaster said Tuesday that it filed its complaint because rival Sky Italia's USB key, a new commercial initiative, violates European Union and Italian competition rules and cuts down consumer choice, according to a report by Dow Jones.

In a statement, Mediaset also said the new key, which is to be...
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