The planned purchase was notified at the Austrian Federal Competition Authority on August 12, 2021. Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on September 9, 2021.
Entrepreneurs whose legal or economic interests are affected by the merger can submit a written statement at the Federal Competition Authority or the Federal Cartel Prosecutor within 14 days from publication date.
Austrian telco A1 Telekom Austria launched A1now in 2016 – with TV channels as live streams, catch-up TV, network-PVR and a video-on-demand service.
Canal+, which belongs to the French media group Vivendi, operates TV platform HD Austria in Austria via its subsidiary M7, which also provides a streaming service.