UK Watchdog Clears BSkyB In Pay-TV Antitrust Probe

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s Competition Commission said Wednesday that British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC's control over the pay-TV movie market has been tempered by new players like Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc., and it no longer has an unfair advantage over the its rivals.

In revised provisional findings, the antitrust watchdog said that while previously consumers wishing to view new releases on a pay-TV movie service had to subscribe to Sky Movies through a pay-TV platform, the coming of new and improved movie services like Amazon's Lovefilm and...
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