Reference of Sky/ITV to the Competition Commission

DTI decision (5 pages, PDF) to refer BSkyB's ownership of a shareholding in ITV plc to the Competition Commission for a merger inquiry. The inquiry is to consider whether there is “sufficient plurality of persons with control of the media enterprises serving the relevant audiences” as well as the possibility of a substantial lessening of competition. The decision draws on reports by OFT (70 pages, PDF) and Ofcom (56 pages, PDF).

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Filed under Competition Commission, DTI/BERR, Media, Merger control, Ofcom, OFT.

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