EU: Liberty Global’s Dutch cable takeover falls under EC review

The proposed acquisition of Netherlands-based cable operator Ziggo by Liberty Global will face an in-depth review by the European Commission, the regulator announced Thursday.

According to a press release, the Commission is concerned that the deal will lead to Liberty Global having too much market power in the Dutch cable industry, as it also runs a subsidiary in the Netherlands, UPS.

Both Ziggo and UPS compete in the pay-TV industry in the country.

Following an initial investigation into the deal, reports say there could be a threat to competition in the country following the transaction, especially for companies that offer Internet content streaming services.

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