BRIEF-European Commission to investigate Liberty Global-Ziggo deal

Thu May 8, 2014 10:42am EDT

May 8 (Reuters) - European Commission:

* Opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo by Liberty Global

* Investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition is in line with the EU merger regulation

* Commission has concerns that deal may reduce competition in a number of pay tv and telecommunications markets in the Netherlands

* Commission now has 90 working days, until 18 September 2014, to take a decision Further company coverage:

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