Abuse of dominance cases against Teosto

Viasat, Viaplay

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13 Mar


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2 of the 3 cases still ongoing

We represent Viasat and Viaplay of Modern Times Group MTG AB in three different but interrelated abuse of dominance investigations of the FCCA regarding the behaviour of Finnish Composers’ Copyright Society Teosto.

The cases concern among many other things the legality of Teosto’s efforts to increase the Free TV, Pay TV and VOD (Video on Demand) tariffs/royalties, i.e. the price the broadcasting companies etc. have to pay for the use of music in various programs and channels.

Modern Times Group MTG AB is a leading international digital entertainment group with 2017 net sales approximately SEK 17.5 billion. Born in Sweden as Scandinavia’s first commercial TV channel in 1987, its brands now span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. Its shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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