Regulators eye Mediaset subsidiary


ROME -- Italian antitrust officials on Tuesday announced that they have opened an investigation into Mediaset Premium, the pay-per-view subsidiary of broadcast giant Mediaset.

The probe is based on complaints that the company put too many requirements on customers seeking to close their accounts to switch to another provider, making it difficult for customers to make the switch without taking a loss. The regulator said the investigation will be completed by the end of 2008.