tying agreement

Comparative law notes

A tying arrangement is an agreement between a seller and a buyer, under which the seller agrees to sell a product or service (the tying product) to the buyer only on the condition that the buyer also purchases a different (or tied) product from the seller or the buyer agrees not to purchase the tied product from any other seller. Tying arrangements can be used to tie together not only different products but also services, leases, franchises, licenses to intellectual property, or combinations of any of those things.

Definitions of tying agreement

a situation when someone buying one product (=the tying product) from a seller must buy a second product (=the tied product) from the same seller (or must not buy the tied product from a different seller)

Cablevision said this tying agreement sapped bandwidth it could have used for other channels from other programmers.