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 launched an appeal against Ofcom proposals to allow Sky to run its proposed ‘Picnic’ pay-TV service on the UK DTT platform.
In their separate responses to Ofcom’s ruling on the wholesaling of BSkyB’s premium sports channel, there is one point of agreement: the regulator got it wrong.
Virgin Media has launched an appeal against Ofcom’s wholesale must offer obligation, arguing that the regulator did not consider all of the appropriate facts.
BSkyB and Ofcom have reached agreement at the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), which while giving Sky the protection it sought, puts the wheels in motion for wholesale pricing of its premium sports channels.
BSkyB’s application for ‘interim relief’ against the imposition of regulated wholesale charges on its premium sports channels will be heard this Friday, April 23, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has confirmed.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has confirmed the organisation’s intention to challenge Ofcom’s decision on premium sports rights.
MIPTV 2010 – CANNES. Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has described the outcome of Ofcom’s Pay-TV Review as “an unprecedented and unwarranted intervention”.
11.00 Update: Ofcom has warned Sky that it will review the wholesaling of its premium sports channels if the broadcaster were to shift content to channels not covered by proposals to open up its premium channels to rival operators.
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