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 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 […]
Third party platforms including Top Up TV will be able to distribute the Sky Sports channels without the use of a set-top box following an Ofcom decision.
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 […]
Sky faces further regulation of its premium content after Ofcom confirmed plans to refer the sale of pay-TV movie rights to the Competition Commission.
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 […]
Freesat is looking to take advantage of Ofcom’s Wholesale Must Offer rules, offering a pay-TV package, even though many of its set-top boxes don’t feature the necessary conditional access smart card slot.