Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95661
Authors: 
Stennek, Johan
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 691
Abstract: 
Sports organizations, Hollywood studios and TV channels grant satellite and cable networks exclusive rights to televise their matches, movies and media contents. Exclusive distributions prevents viewers from watching attractive programs, and reduces the TV-distributors incentives to compete in prices. This paper demonstrates that exclusive distribution may also give providers of contents incentives to invest in higher quality and, as a result, force competitors to reduce their prices. Exclusive distribution may benefit all viewers, including those who are excluded.
Subjects: 
Exclusive Contracts
Quality
Bargaining
Avertising
Investment
JEL: 
C78
D43
K21
L42
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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