When the Spanish telco did its sums in July 2016 operators were charged at a higher rate. Telefonica later acknowledged its error, but operators still found themselves with higher costs than were actually due.
The CNMC has now called for disciplinary action Telefónica for breach of the commitments acquired after the Telefónica/DTS acquisition in April 2015.
DTS is the former Sogecable.
The statement from CNMC is part of the surveillance work carried out by CNMC to verify that Telefónica complies with the commitments offered for the approval of control of DTS by Telefónica when acquiring the 56% of DTS that the group owned.
Among the commitments made by Telefonica in 2015 was a promise to make available its movie and sports channels to competitioes at a wholesale rate.
The commitments indicated that the wholesale offer of Telefónica’s own premium channels must be made under fair, reasonable, objective, transparent and non-discriminatory conditions.
The calculation appears to have gone awry with an incorrect number of subscribers taken into account.