Ofcom opens case on BBC Broadcast under Competition Act

In July 2005 Ofcom opened an investigation following allegations of market foreclosure and predatory pricing by the BBC. The investigation was intended to centre on BBC Broadcast's winning of contracts to provide "media access services", such as subtitling, to Channel 4 and Five. Another supplier of media access services alleged that BBC Broadcast had infringed Chapters I and II of the Competition Act 1998.

See this Ofcomwatch post for a very brief comment.

Update. Ofcom extended the scope of its investigation in Dec 2005.

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Filed under Article 82, BBC, Media, Ofcom, State aid.

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