The EU Monitoring Trustee charged with supervising Telia’s auction of streaming rights for its TV4 channels has told the telco it’s in breach of the terms set by the EU following the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting.
It follows a complaint by rival Com Hem that believed Telia was including more rights than were required by the EU in the auction in a bid to restrict access to the popular commercial channel.
The move was welcomed by Com Hem, and called on the Government, the principal owner of Telia, to live up to its responsibilities.
However, in a statement Telia Company said it was still of the opinion that it is in full respect of the commitments offered in connection to the Commission’s approval of the acquisition of TV4/C More/MTV.
If the parties can not find a resolution to the dispute, Tele2/Com Hem can formally request for arbitration at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce to find a final arbitration award.