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Mexico: Televisa declared preponderant in Pay TV

 |  March 7, 2017

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has found Grupo Televisa to hold substantial market power in Mexico’s Pay TV market, reversing their own decision to the contrary taken in 2015.

Following a new round of voting forced by the courts, the IFT’s plenary has said it now considers that the 51.7% of market share controlled by Televisa and its subsidiaries across the country, along with the fact that it is the sole TV operator in many of the country’s municipalities, grant the company with excessive market power.

The regulator has yet to officially notify all the parties involved – including the original plaintiff, Televisa’s main rival, TV Azteca. The next step will be to determine any regulations that should be applied to Televisa in order to reduce the effects of dominance and to ensure free competition, free from restrictions for competitors.

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