182. In general.

The application of EU competition rules has a significant impact on the relationship between media operators and sporting bodies and therefore on the financing and organisation of sport1. The Commission has stated that all broadcasting organisations, including public television broadcasting organisations, are 'undertakings' for the purposes of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and that the acquisition and sub-licensing of broadcasting rights and the sale of advertising slots constitute examples of activities of an economic nature covered by the provisions of the Treaty