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The digital revolution is transforming media and communications industries worldwide, and media companies are keen to emerge at the forefront of an increasingly transnational and competitive communications marketplace. However, the volume and scale of mergers and alliances involving media players has raised considerable challenges for regulators and state authorities alike.

Industrial and Economic Policy Aims
Industrial and economic policy aims

The media is a significant sector of economic activity, accounting for some 3–5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in most countries of Western Europe. The performance of this economically valuable sector is, to some extent at least, tied up with the market structures in which media firms operate and, ...

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