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This Article in the Sueddeutschen states that the only possibility is, if the advertising concentration becomes to great. (the power to determine the price for advertisement).
They (the Federal Cartel Office) will test that in the next couple of days when the details of the deal become more clear. This examination might take four months
 ,,Diese cross-medialen Effekte sind für die kartellrechtliche Prüfung neu"
These cross-medialen Effects are new territory for the Federal Cartel Office.
the other body to exam this it the"Kommission zur Entwicklung der Konzentrationskontrolle" hehe (bestes German Bureaucrat speak)more here - positive slant from the ever conservative FAZ
I also did not know that RTL now own Channel 5. RTL is of course owned by Bertlesman, which among other things owns Random house and who are the other power on the German Media market.
by PeWi on Sat Aug 6th, 2005 at 05:16:47 PM EST

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