2016 will be a year leading to considerable changes in the Italian gaming market. The award of new online gaming and betting shop licenses together with the consolidation among operators might cause a relevant reshuffling of the market positions.
Following the sanctions issued by the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) in May of this year against unfair commercial practices due to lack (or delay) in the delivery of the products initially declared to be in stock and due to false information provided to consumers, the Authority recently issued severe sanctions against 4 e-commerce operators who carried out the same commercial behaviors.
The European Commission launched yesterday a consultation on the Satellite and Cable Directive with a view to further promote cross border access to broadcasting and related online services.
Italian Communication Authority – New Regulation on Disputes Between Electronic Communication Network and Services Providers
On August 12, 2015, the Italian Communication Authority (“AGCOM“) published on its website the awaited Resolution no. 226/15/CONS, setting forth the new regulation (“New Regulation“, available here) on disputes between electronic communication network and services providers (“Providers“)