By a decision dated 20 September 2011, the French Competition Authority withdrew the decision clearing the TPS/VU merger as a result of non-compliance with commitments. This merger had been authorized provided 59 commitments met. The French Competition Authority stated that 10 of them were not fulfilled.

After opening an action for non-implementation of remedies, the French Competition Authority withdrew the decision and imposed a fine of 30 million on Canal Plus.

Canal Plus and Vivendi must now notify the transaction, to the French Competition Authority again within one month.

According to the French Competition Authority, it was the only possible outcome under the applicable law considering the fact that the commitments were to expire shortly.

http://www.autoritedelaconcurrence.fr/pdf/avis/11d12.pdf