The UK Office of Communications imposes price controls in order to open up the wholesale pay TV market (BSkyB)

Following its investigation into the UK Pay TV market, the UK's Office of Communications ("Ofcom") has ordered BSkyB to reduce the price it charges competitors for its BSkyB Sports channel and created a regulated fixed price for the products. Ofcom is also consulting on whether it should make a market investigation reference to the Competition Commission for an in-depth investigation into BSkyB's film distribution business. Pay TV investigation On 20 March 2007 Ofcom launched an investigation into the pay TV market. The investigation followed requests from: BT, Setanta, Top Up TV and Virgin Media for Ofcom to refer the pay TV market to the Competition Commission for it to carry out a market investigation. The companies did not feel that the pay TV market in the UK was fair and

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Ilan Sherr, The UK Office of Communications imposes price controls in order to open up the wholesale pay TV market (BSkyB), 31 March 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Media, Art. N° 31411

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