Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
28/02/2002

OFT closes file on Sky and ntl agreement

British Sky Broadcasting have announced that, nearly one and a half years after Sky and ntl notified the Office of Fair Trading of a new cable distribution agreement, they have been informed by the OFT that they will not take a decision regarding the agreement and instead is closing their file.
The distribution agreement, which was conditional on OFT approval, would have entitled ntl to substantial discounts on the wholesale rates for Sky's channels in return for a commitment to increase their distribution of the channels.
A Sky spokesman said: “It is disappointing that, through regulatory inertia, commercial progress is being impeded.”
The cable distribution agreement between Sky and ntl was signed on September 2000 6.
Sky and ntl sent notification to the OFT on October 30 2000 for approval under the Competition Act 1998.
No-one from OFT was available for comment.
BSkyb, www1.sky.com
(GB)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

28/06/2018
RTI Unveils Two-Way Driver For Luxel Power Distribution Units
RTI has unveiled its new two-way driver for Luxul's PDU-8 and PDU-16 intelligent network power distribution units (PDU). The new driver allows integra
19/06/2018
Bittree Introduces Series Of 12G Video Distribution Amplifiers
Bittree has introduced its new series of 12G Video Distribution Amplifiers, including its flagship DAF32FX distribution frames and DABFX cards. The ne
16/05/2018
City Light Slovakia Ltd Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal With Green Hippo
City Light Slovakia Ltd has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Green Hippo to deliver its hardware and software products across Slovakia. The
03/07/2018
Global Distribution Purchases Symply Inc
Global Distribution has purchased the assets of Symply, Inc. Symply is a designer and manufacturer of high-performance storage solutions for collabora
08/05/2018
Cobalt Digital Appoints Elevate Broadcast In Major Distribution Role
Elevate Broadcast Pte Ltd has been appointed as Cobalt Digital's brand new master distributor for Southeast Asia. Elevate Broadcast has been a Cobalt
03/08/2017
Production News : Sky VIP Launches
Sky has launched Sky VIP, the first tenure based loyalty programme in the TV and Broadband sector. The new loyalty programme will offer hundreds of th
27/07/2017
Production News : Sky and HBO Announce First Joint Commission
Based on powerful real-life events, Chernobyl, is to be the first commission from Sky and HBO's high-end drama partnership announced earlier this year
05/05/2017
Production News : Sky Commissions Second Series Of Jamestown
Sky has commissioned a second series of its original production, Jamestown. The eight-part drama from the multi award-winning makers of Downton Abbey,
23/06/2003
BSkyB and NTL reach long-term agreement on channels
BSkyB and NTL have announced that they had concluded an agreement for the supply of nine BSkyB channels to NTL. Under the terms of the deal, which wil
19/09/2017
Sky Boosts Irish Production Sector
Sky has confirmed its investment in the Irish production sector with the announcement of a new content fund of more than €2m (£2m) for its Sky 1 chann
11/04/2017
Source Distribution Takes UK Distribution Of Aphex Systems
Source Distribution has taken the exclusive UK distribution of Aphex Systems. Aphex make professional audio processors, preamplifiers and dynamics con
23/03/2007
BSkyB Creates London Networked Media Distribution Centre Based On DayPort
Dayport recently secured an order from BSkyB (Sky) to create a Networked Media Distribution Centre – NMDC - to be based at its headquarters in West Lo
18/02/2010
Sky Movies Showcase HD Channel
Sky Movies have now announced a number of changes to its channel line-up in a bid to make it easier for viewers to find the movies they want to watch
14/06/2018
Production News : Sky Acquires Broadcasting Rights For Serie A Football
Sky has acquired the rights to broadcast 266 live games per season for the 2018/19, 2019/2020 and 2020/21 seasons of Italy's top football league, Seri
10/04/2017
CueScript Completes Installation For Sky News
Innovation is a major part of the ethos at CueScript, going hand in hand with solving real-world prompting challenges for broadcasters. This was evide