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May 15, 2008

Sky ordered to hand over documents to Virgin


by David Allen

In the Court of Appeal, three judges have ordered BSkyB to hand over documents to Virgin Media which relate to BSkyB’s market dominance and potentially how their position could be abused to influence the market.

The reason for BSkyB’s objection to handing over the documents, actually has nothing to do with the case, rather it has more to do with the lawyers working for Virgin Media.

It turns out that they are same firm who are were advising BSkyB’s rivals with regards to the Competition Tribunal case on the ITV stake and the regulator Ofcom’s investigation into the pay per view TV market.

This all came about when BSkyB cut the amount cash they paid for the channels owned by Virgin Media to run on Sky, but at the same time they increased the amount cash that they required for the Sky channels such as Sky News and Sky One to be shown by Virgin Media.

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