Italy's Broadcasting System Breaks EU Law: Court

Law360, New York (January 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An Italian law that blocked a measure to encourage more operators to share national broadcasting frequencies violates European Union competition laws banning discrimination in the marketplace, Europe's top court ruled on Thursday.

The ruling in the European Court of First Instance sided with Italian private broadcaster Centro Europa 7, which won the rights to broadcast on national television network but was never able to do so because it was not allocated frequencies. An Italian administrative court rebuffed the broadcaster's claims, so Centro Europa 7 appealed....
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