Sky Italia did not abuse its dominant position re acquisition of media rights for UEFA or FIFA competitions
On 9 May 2013, AGCM, the Italian antitrust authority, rejected the claims of RTI, a company belonging to Mediaset group, which alleged that SKY Italia abused its dominant position with reference to the acquisition of media rights to the UEFA Champions League tournament (from 2012 to 2015) and to the World Cup tournament in 2010 and 2014.
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