The World: Prague - Trio of agencies under scrutiny over suspected cartel

Czech Republic's Office for the Protection of Competition (UOHS) is investigating OMD Czech, Medea and Media View as a result of suspicion that the three media agencies have a closed cartel agreement regarding the sale of advertising space.

UOHS made unannounced inspections of each of the agencies' offices last week. However, it refused to state whether any evidence had been found.

According to CTK, a local news service, it is thought that an agreement may have been made between the agencies to pool client orders. All three deny any wrongdoing.