The Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission (CPC) has fined Blizoo, the country’s leading cable operator, BGN887,260 (€453,538) for actions it says are “contrary to fair business practice”.

The fine, equivalent to 1% of the company’s net sales in 2013, follows a complaint made by a subscriber that in late 2012 Blizoo offered them a promotional package (TV and internet) with bonus sports channels (HD Super Sport) for a contract period of 12-18 months.

However, less than six months later most of the channels in HD Super Sport were withdrawn without the subscriber being informed.

At the same time, in May 2013 Blizoo began offering a new package, named HD Select, which included the same channels and for an additional fee.