In April, Switzerland’s Competition Commission opened an investigation directed at Swisscom and Cinetrade into the broadcasting of live sporting events on pay-TV. The Competition Commission has now clearly rejected the precautionary measures proposed by three cable providers in connection with the investigation on May 7th.
Swisscom has welcomed this decision and will continue to broadcast its range of live sporting events in the same unchanged format.
In a statement, Swisscom said it “rejects the allegation made by cable providers that it is unlawfully expanding the range of live sports broadcasts in Switzerland. It is more a case of the cable providers failing to actively promote or expand their own live transmissions of sporting events despite having been involved in television business for over a decade.”