BSkyB publishes pay TV report


September 25, 2009

The issue of pay TV and in particular the wholesale prices that BSkyB charge other broadcasters is heating up.

This follows a report by the regulator Ofcom on where it sees the business going.

The Ofcom plan would mean that BSkyB would be losing millions of pounds, according to a Sky TV spokesperson.

In response to this both BT and Virgin Media have come out on the side of the regulator.

This is because it is in their own interests that BSkyB is restricted on what it can charge to sell-on content.

Now BSkyB has responded with an independent report, which it claims will demonstrate the effects of the Ofcom proposals on the satellite content provider.

The report concludes that Ofcom’s plan to regulate wholesale prices would have an adverse effect on the industry and that Ofcom does not have sufficient knowledge to put forward this plan in the first place.

Apparently, Ofcom is reviewing the situation before making any comments.






 

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