Spanish Antitrust Group Probes Soccer Broadcaster

Law360, New York (September 24, 2010, 6:22 PM EDT) -- Spain’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether soccer broadcaster Mediaproduccion SL illegally linked rights for the rebroadcasting of Spanish league and cup soccer matches to the purchase of initial broadcasting services.

The formal launch of the National Competition Commission's investigation Tuesday follows a March 29 complaint filed with the agency, also referred to as the CNC, by the multinational telecommunications giant Telefonica, according to media reports.

That complaint sparked a confidential probe that resulted in the formal investigation, the CNC said Tuesday. The investigation will focus on...
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