The Competition Tribunal ruled in favor of United International Pictures Chile Ltda., Andes Films S.A. and Chile Films S.A., in a complaint against Dictamen N° 1277, by the H. Comisión Preventiva Central (the Central Preventative Commission), of December 30, 2003. The Dictamen was revoked.
The Dictamen had ruled in favor of Sound Color S.A.’s complaint against Andes Films S.A. and others, for refusal to sell, and had ordered the plaintiffs to abstain from refusing to sell films to the defendant, and to establish a price system based on objective, reasonable, generally applicable and non discriminatory parameters.
Even though the Dictamen was revoked, the Competition Tribunal ordered Andes Films and U.I.P. Chile to inform all movie exhibitors of the movies they intend to premiere simultaneously, in writing, and at an appropriate time, as well as the premiere dates, once they are determined.
The Tribunal also ordered Chile Films and U.I.P. Chile to base their distribution and movie copies designation system in uniform, general and objective criteria.