Italy’s competition authorities have commenced proceedings against Dahlia TV amid concerns that information on the refund of customers’ unused portions of their subscriptions was insufficient.
Dahlia entered administration late last week after backers Airplus and Telecom Italia Media said they would no longer fund the DTT pay platform. The authority has also requested information from Telecom Italia and Lega Calcio (football league) to establish what measures have been put in place to protect consumers. It is now believed Dahlia had around 280,000 subscribers at its close.
Earlier, Lega Calcio was granted permission to begin the sale of the league rights ahead of Dahlia’s closure, the authority now underlining that there were exception circumstances.
Possible unfair business practices against Dahlia include that the consumers were deprived the rights to watch matches and that they were deprived of information relating to their subscriptions.