Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Virgin Media calls on EE to withdraw BT Sport offer

By Total Telecom staff
Monday 22 August 16

UK cable company claims six-month free promotion by the mobile operator breaches its wholesale deal for sports content with the incumbent.

Virgin Media accused BT of breaching a contract covering wholesale access to the BT Sport package, after the UK incumbent began offering free access to subscribers of its recently acquired mobile operator, EE.   The Liberty Global-owned UK media company argued that its original deal with BT includes a pledge by the incumbent not to offer access to its sports content service for less than the wholesale price agreed by Virgin Media…

Virgin Media accused BT of breaching a contract covering wholesale access to the BT Sport package, after the UK incumbent began offering free access to subscribers of its recently acquired mobile operator, EE.   The Liberty Global-owned UK media company argued that its original deal with BT includes a pledge by the incumbent not to offer access to its sports content service for less than the wholesale price agreed by Virgin Media…

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