Ofcom in 2011: Effective competition in pay-TV and spectrum clearance

Ofcom Riverside House

Ofcom has published its draft annual plan for the 12 months ahead, promising fair and effective competition in the delivery of pay-TV services, and the sell off of spectrum created through the Digital Dividend. The regulator has said that following last year’s Wholesale Must Offer imposed on BSkyB, requiring it to offer Sky Sports 1 […]

Real Digital granted ‘Me too’ access to Sky Sports

Real Digital EPG

Real Digital has won its fight to be included in Ofcom’s wholesale must offer (WMO) obligation for the carriage of Sky Sports 1 and 2. Real plans to launch an alternative digital satellite TV service in late January 2011 offering carriage to channels already using the 28 degrees East position. BSkyB is already obliged to […]

Top Up TV to add Sky Sports

Top Up TV has joined the battle for the premium sports viewer with the announcement that it will add Sky Sports 1 and 2 to its terrestrial platform from August 2. The statement follows similar announcements from BT, whose terrestrial capacity will be used by the premium service. At £22.99 (€27) per month for one […]