Ofcom is asking the industry whether Sky’s insistence that its supply of Sky Sports to rival platforms is reciprocated represents a practice of concern.
BSkyB will be forced to allow BT to carry two of its Sky Sports channels over IPTV following a new ruling by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
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.
BT has succeeded in its bid to have the competition tribunal to re-examine its decision to stop Sky Sports 1 and 2 being offered to competitors under more favourable terms.
BT will on Friday tell the High Court why it thinks the Competition Appeal Tribunal failed to address what the telco sees as failings in the premium sports 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 […]