Spain Hits Abertis With €23M Fine Over Digital TV

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Spain's competition regulator has imposed a nearly €22.7 million ($31.6 million) fine on Abertis Infraestructuras SA, ruling that the infrastructure company's telecom division abused its dominant position during the country's rollout of digital television.

Abertis Telecom SA restricted competition in connection with Spain's introduction of a digital broadcasting network, in part through the way it handled contracts with broadcasters, according to the country's National Competition Commission, or CNC.

The division hindered competition, in violation of Article 82 of the European Commission Treaty, in the field of...
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