Joint Venture For Video On Demand Faces Scrutiny

Law360, New York (June 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The United Kingdom's Office of Fair Trading has referred a video-on-demand joint venture proposed by three U.K. broadcasters – BBC Worldwide Limited, ITV Plc and Channel 4 Television Corp. – to the Competition Commission for further investigation.

The joint venture, Project Kangaroo, would create a Web site of U.K. TV content available on demand to consumers, who could watch programs for free, rent, or buy them. The joint venture would also syndicate content rights to third parties offering video-on-demand services, according to a statement issued by...
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