The Spanish antitrust regulator, CNMC, imposed a multi-million euro fine for anti-competitive behavior related to the marketing of television advertising to the Spanish national broadcasters Mediaset and Atresmedia.

The regulator found that both companies imposed a high quota on advertisers, forcing them to spend a significant part of their advertising budget on the broadcasters, limiting, as a result, the capacity of other TV channels from securing ad revenue.

The two groups were required to modify this commercial strategy within three months and were fined a total of 77.1 million euros.