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Mediaset to pay a €324,000 fine

June 19, 2015

From David Del Valle in Madrid

The Spanish Competition watchdog, CNMC, has imposed a fine of €324,000 on the TV group Mediaset, operator of Tele 5 and Cuatro, among other channels, for breaking the TV laws for advertising breaks.

Mediaset has been fined for inappropiate advertising in one of its most successful programmes Salvame. The fine is the latest in its many sanctions the company is facing for breaking advertising legal limits.

Recently, Mediaset and its rival Atresmedia were also fined €150,000 each one for inserting adverts in the middle of programmes interrupting them and not respecting “the integrity of programmes”. These unlawful practices were made in several channels such as Divinity and Energy, operated by Mediaset, and Neox and Nova, operated by Atresmedia.

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