- Blockbuster Australia Pty Ltd
SummaryPlease refer to the attached Public Competition Assessment.
Market definitionPlease refer to the attached Public Competition Assessment.
Competition analysisPlease refer to the attached Public Competition Assessment.
UndertakingsOn 10 February 2009 the ACCC accepted a request to vary the undertaking provided by Video Ezy Australasia Pty Ltd on 27 May 2008. The variation related to the delivery of training provided under the compliance program. The variation provided that induction training be conducted by Video Ezy's Compliance Officer, or alternatively, a person nominated by the Compliance Officer with appropriate qualifications. The undertaking accepted on 27 May 2008 provided for induction training to be carried out by an independent compliance professional. The relevant staff would still receive independent training annually.
On 27 June 2012 the ACCC accepted variations to the section 87B undertaking given by Video Ezy Australasia Pty Ltd to the ACCC on 18 September 2007 (Undertaking). Broadly, the variations extend the timeframe over which the next audit report and compliance review report in respect of Video Ezy's compliance with the undertaking are required to be provided.
Public competition assessment
|12/03/2007||ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines. Market inquiries commenced.|
|26/03/2007||Closing date for submissions from interested parties.|
|13/04/2007||ACCC requested further information from Video Ezy. ACCC timeline suspended.|
|21/04/2007||ACCC received further information from Video Ezy. ACCC timeline recommenced.|
|26/04/2007||ACCC requested further information from Video Ezy. ACCC timeline suspended.|
|02/05/2007||ACCC received further information from Video Ezy. ACCC timeline recommenced.|
|09/05/2007||ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.|
|23/05/2007||Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.|
|01/06/2007||ACCC announced that it is in discussions with Video Ezy. Proposed date of 6 June 2007 for announcement of ACCC's findings delayed and indicative timeline suspended pending further submission from the parties.|
|14/06/2007||Draft section 87B undertaking proffered by Video Ezy. Timeline recommenced.|
|18/06/2007||ACCC commenced market inquiries regarding draft section 87B undertaking.|
|27/06/2007||Closing date for submissions relating to draft section 87B undertaking.|
|06/07/2007||ACCC requested further information from Video Ezy. ACCC timeline suspended.|
|12/07/2007||Former proposed announcement date. ACCC findings delayed until early August to allow for the provision of additional information.|
|01/08/2007||Video Ezy indicates delays in providing information to ACCC. The timeline remains suspended and the ACCC will announce a revised decision date once the information is received.|
|10/09/2007||ACCC received further information from Video Ezy. ACCC timeline recommenced.|
|18/09/2007||After accepting court enforceable undertakings from Video Ezy, the ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition. The undertakings are available above.|