BT’s chief executive of consumer has accused Sky of diversionary tactics to try to keep the focus of the regulator on broadband and away from pay-TV.
Ofcom has launched a new consultation as part of its review of the pay-TV ‘wholesale must-offer’ remedy.
Ofcom is to look again at the supply of Sky Sports to other pay-TV providers. The regulator says there have been a number of sector developments since the Wholesale Must Offer was first introduced following the 2010 review of the pay-TV market.
Ofcom has launched an investigation into the proposed wholesale supply of Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 to BT for use on its YouView platform.
BT chief executive Ian Livingston has told a Morgan Stanley conference the telco is “minded to appeal” against the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s ruling on the wholesale pricing of Sky Sports.
Ofcom has highlighted the differences between the Competition Commission and the Competition Appeal Tribunal over competition within the UK pay-TV sector.
Five years after Ofcom’s pay-TV inquiry began the market is right back where it started, writes Julian Clover.
BSkyB has won its appeal over the amount it can charge rival platforms for two of its premium sports channels in a ruling by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
The chairman of the Competition Commission inquiry group into the market for pay-TV movies has said there remain questions as to the effectiveness of the pay-TV retail market.
The BFI (British Film Institute) has said it is “extremely concerned” at what it sees as a reversal of the Competition Commission’s provisional findings on the market for movies on pay-TV and has urged it to reconsider its position.