The England Court of Appeal remits the matter of rate card price in the pay TV market to the CAT for failure to address Ofcom’s competition concerns in detail (British Sky Broadcasting)

Pay TV: Court of Appeal sends message to the CAT* In its recent decision in British Sky Broadcasting Ltd v Office of Communications [2014] EWCA Civ 133 the Court of Appeal has sent a strong message to the CAT, criticising the Tribunal for its failure to properly consider the reasons underpinning Ofcom’s original decision to impose licence conditions on British Sky Broadcasting Ltd (“Sky”). In March 2010, Ofcom published a “Pay TV statement” concerning Sky’s right to broadcast the content of major sporting events, including Premier League football. The statement contained two principal conclusions: first, that Sky had

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Jason Pobjoy, The England Court of Appeal remits the matter of rate card price in the pay TV market to the CAT for failure to address Ofcom’s competition concerns in detail (British Sky Broadcasting), 17 February 2014, e-Competitions Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 64725

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