Summary of the case In BT v BSkyB, the Court of Appeal (CoA) found that the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) had erred in law by not including the cable rate-card price issue into its analysis. The CoA allowed the appeal by BT and Ofcom. It was necessary to deal more fully the cable rate-price issue. The CoA also considered and rejected the cross-appeal of Sky and the Football Association Premier League (FAPL) on the jurisdictional issue of imposing the conditions in Sky’s licences. The jurisdictional issue Although the cable-rate price issue was submitted earlier, the CoA first considered the cross-appeal. If Ofcom did not have jurisdiction to impose the conditions in Sky’s licences, then the case would be closed. The central issue was the discussion of section 316 of the
The UK Court of Appeal overturns Competition Appeal Tribunal’s judgement and completes its analysis in a case regarding sport broadcasting (BT / BskyB)
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