Mexico’s Supreme Court to rule on Televisa’s dominance in pay TV market


Mexico’s Supreme Court will analyze the appeals filed by Televisa against the decision that determined the application of a series of measures to reduce the company’s substantial power in pay TV.
In November, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court received two appeals of Televisa that question the decision of the judge who ordered the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) to establish measures to reduce Televisa’s substantial market power, reports El Economista.
According to Televisa, it is legally impossible to comply with the ruling because “it is not feasible to make a declaration of substantial market power to date or impose measures to correct this based on information from three years ago.”
In March this year, the IFT reversed its previous decision and determined that Televisa has substantial power in pay TV market. The decision was adopted based on data for the period between January 2009 and August 2014.
This way, the Supreme Court must determine whether the appeal against the resolution is admissible and may specify whether the declarations of substantial market power must be issued with pertinent information until the date on which the resolution is issued.