Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Ofcom lifts wholesale obligation on Sky Sports

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 19 November 15

BT disappointed after Sky deemed to be distributing premium sports channels widely enough to not require regulatory intervention.

Ofcom on Thursday lifted the 'wholesale must offer' (WMO) rule that requires Sky to supply Sky Sports 1 and 2 to rival TV providers at a regulated price, a decision met with consternation by BT. The U.K. telco regulator found following a consultation that Sky now offers sports channels to competitors, most notably TalkTalk and Virgin Media…

Ofcom on Thursday lifted the 'wholesale must offer' (WMO) rule that requires Sky to supply Sky Sports 1 and 2 to rival TV providers at a regulated price, a decision met with consternation by BT. The U.K. telco regulator found following a consultation that Sky now offers sports channels to competitors, most notably TalkTalk and Virgin Media…

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