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Decision of the Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) Vj-137/2006: Sláger Rádió Műsorszolgáltató Kft.

Decision of the Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) Vj-137/2006: Sláger Rádió Műsorszolgáltató Kft.

The Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) established in its decision, issued on 19 December 2006, that Sláger Rádió Műsorszolgáltató Kft., an undertaking operating a radio station, infringed the provisions on the prohibition of unfair manipulation of consumer choice of the Hungarian Competition Act.

In the competition supervision proceedings the Competition Council of the GVH concluded that the advertisements of Sláger Rádió were unlawful because it stated that "Sláger Rádió is the only radio station where tickets for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Hungary can be won", although this was not true as there were other radio stations where this was possible, as well.

The Competition Council of the GVH did not impose a fine on Sláger Rádió Műsorszolgáltató Kft., because the behaviour did not have any effect on the market, the unlawful statements were not included in all of these advertisements and the illegal behaviour only had a short duration.

Budapest, 20 December 2006

Communications Group of
the General Secretariat

Further information:
(Mr) András Mihálovits
Hungarian Competition Authority
1054 Budapest, V. ker. Alkotmány u.5.
1245 Budapest, 5. Pf. 1036
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