Bulgaria Confirms Fine for Misleading Cable TV Operator

Crime | October 24, 2012, Wednesday // 18:56|  views

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court has confirmed the BGN 30 000 (EUR 15 000) fine imposed on leading cable operator Blizoo for deliberately advertising a misleading TV package.

The fine was imposed earlier in October by Bulgaria's monopoly watchdog, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC). CPC established that Blizoo advertised a package including "more than 150 TV channels", while, in reality, the channels were just 112.

The fine imposed on the cable operator constitutes a mere 0.03% of the company's net profit for 2010. The fine is so insignificant because Blizoo has only advertised the misleading product via leaflets and on the Internet, thus affecting a relatively smaller amount of customers.

If the violation was more serious, the monopoly watchdog could have fined the company with 2% of its annual net profit

On Wednesday, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled that Blizoo has deliberately misled its customers.

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Tags: Blizoo, tv packages, Commission for Protection of Competition, cable operator


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