Decision on UPC-Multimedia deal expected before April

2 Jan 2018

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) is expected to make a ruling on the proposed merger between local cablecos UPC Poland and Multimedia Polska in the first quarter of 2018, having extended its investigation into the deal which was first announced in October 2016. The watchdog had previously expressed concern that the tie-up could hamper competition in 15 cities where the enlarged entity would be the dominant cable provider. UPC has said it would be willing to offload some of its infrastructure in four cities.

Poland, Multimedia Polska, UPC Poland