Sky Picnic future awaits Ofcom pay-TV conclusions

20 July 2010

Ofcom’s long awaited final statement on its pay-TV investigation will include its decision over Sky’s Picnic proposal

We expect Ofcom to greenlight Sky’s Picnic subject to ancillary conditions aimed at preventing the DTT pay-TV platform tipping towards Sky, and giving other DTT pay-TV retailers the chance to establish successful competing businesses

It is not at all certain whether Ofcom will have addressed the concerns of competing pay-TV retailers fully to their satisfaction via the soon to be announced ancillary conditions, while Sky has other routes to the DTT market besides Picnic

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