(Adds sources on more fines annulled, competition authority
ROME Dec 23 An Italian court has ruled in
favour of Mediaset in a case involving TV soccer rights,
scrapping a fine of 51.4 million euros ($54 million) imposed on
the broadcaster earlier this year, a court document showed on
In April Italy's competition watchdog fined Mediaset and Sky
Italia, a unit of Sky Plc, for violating competition
laws in the 2014 sale of football rights for 2015-2018.
Sources close to the matter said the court had also annulled
fines of 4 million euros imposed on Sky Italia and 9 million
euros on soccer rights firm Infront.
Italy's competition watchdog plans to appeal the decision on
Friday by the Lazio region's administrative court, a spokesman
for the antitrust authority said.
($1 = 0.9577 euros)
(Reporting by Alberto Sisto and Elvira Pollina,)