May 11
2021
Juan Jonás
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4th May 2021
Competition & State Aid

Commission approves acquisition of Freesat by Channel 4, BBC and ITV

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of 

Freesat (UK) Limited (joint venture currently controlled by BBC and ITV)

by

Channel 4 Television Corporation (British publicly-owned and commercially-funded public service broadcaster which operates a portfolio of channels accessible on a free-to-view basis); British Broadcasting Corporation, of the UK (public sector broadcaster providing a wide range of TV and radio channels, as well as iPlayer and other on-demand services); and ITV Network Limited (UK-based integrated producer broadcaster that creates and distributes content on multiple platforms globally and broadcasts a portfolio of commercial channels).

The Commission conclude

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