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Movistar faces football overcharging fine

June 19, 2019

From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spanish regulatory body CNMC has opened a case against Movistar for overcharging Vodafone and Orange for premium football on El Partidazo, which covers the best La Liga matches every week.

A year ago, Movistar acknowledged the overcharging and paid compensation to its rivals. Now, the CNMC believes that was insufficient, because there was a real damage as its rivals could not compete in a fair market with free competition as Movistar dominated the market. That is why CNMC will now ask Movistar for further compensation.

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