ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s top administrative court restored content restrictions on Comcast’s unit Sky Italia, the country’s top pay-TV player, a court document showed on Thursday.
Last year, Italy’s competition watchdog imposed a three-year ban preventing Sky’s Italian business from distributing exclusive content on its online video-streaming service platform, including lucrative soccer broadcasting rights.
The antitrust decision came after a pay-TV deal between Sky Italia and Italy’s biggest commercial broadcaster Mediaset (MS.MI), which the regulator said would limit competition in a market where Sky was already a dominant player.
But In March an Italian administrative court lifted the restrictions, a decision which the Italian watchdog appealed.
Reporting by Domenico Lusi, writing by Elvira Pollina, editing by Giulia Segreti