U.K. Broadcast Merger Comes Under Scrutiny

Law360, New York (August 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The merger of two broadcast transmission companies in the U.K. has caught the attention of the Office of Fair Trading, which has referred the case to competition authorities on the grounds that the deal may restrict competition in the industry.

The OFT said on Wednesday that it had referred the acquisition of National Grid Wireless Group by Macquarie UK Broadcast Ventures Limited to the U.K. Competition Commission amid concerns that allowing the country's only two terrestrial broadcasting companies to merge would severely limit competition in the...
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