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Síminn hf. violations of commitments when selling access to pay TV channel Síminn Sport („Enski boltinn“)

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  • Case number: 25/2020
  • Date: 10/6/2020
  • Company:
    • Síminn hf.
  • Sectors:
    • Telecommunications, IT and media
  • Policy Area:

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  • Summary

    The Icelandic Competition Authority (ICA) has found that Síminn hf. violated two commitments decisions from 2015. Under the decisions, Síminn hf. agreed to comply with certain commitments. Those commitments inter alia prohibited Síminn hf. from tying or bundling electronic communications services and linear pay TV services (under certain conditions), obliged Síminn hf. keep different services or service components segregated in its product range, and to obliged the company to ensure that a partial transfer of services by its customers to a competitor would not affect the price or other terms for the services remaining with Síminn hf. The ICA‘s investigation led to the conclusion that by selling Síminn Sport as a part of the Heimilispakki bundle, at a price and under certain terms within the bundle which the investigation revealed, Síminn hf. had failed to comply with the aforementioned commitments. Additionally, in one instance Síminn hf. non-compliance was a repeated violation. Commitments which companies enter into with the ICA are legally binding and it is important that companies comply with their effective provisions. The abovementioned commitments are i.a. intended to prevent Síminn from limiting competition to the detriment of the public interest. The ICA found that Síminn hf.'s non-compliance was serious and imposed a 500 million ISK fine on the company (approx. 3,3 million EUR).