Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc; Sky Deutschland AG; Sky Italia S.r.l. - BWB/Z-2416 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc; Sky Deutschland AG; Sky Italia S.r.l.

BWB/Z-2416

13.08.2014

On the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

​Acquisition of sole control of Sky Deutschland AG, Germany, and Sky Italia S.r.l., Italy, by British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, the United Kingdom. The merger plan concerns the area of Media services.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 10.09.2014.

Entrepreneurs whose legal or economic interests are affected by the merger can bring in a written statement at the Federal Competition Authority or the Federal Cartel Prosecutor within 14 days from publication date.

Note: The intervening party has no right to a certain treatment of the statement and will not gain a party position.

Non-prohibition of the merger

The Federal Competition Authority and the Federal Cartel Prosecutor have not applied for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court. The standstill obligation (§ 17 (1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 10.09.2014 .

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