Green light to media merger
Tuesday 03 July 2012
The European Commission granted clearance, on 3 July, to the acquisition of joint control by KPN Group Belgium, De Persgroep and Roularta Media Group of Belgium of the undertaking Hawaii NV, a newly created company constituting a joint venture. KPN GB is mainly active as a provider of mobile telephony services in Belgium. De Persgroep is a Belgian family-owned media company. Roularta is magazine publisher in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany and owner of TV channels in Belgium. Hawaii NV is a platform provider of content and telecommunication services, offering mobile device users' access to mobile telecommunication and mobile content services.