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
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