Ofcom, BSkyB Reach Temporary Deal On TV Rates

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 6:54 PM EDT) -- British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC has reached an agreement with the U.K. Office of Communications to temporarily suspend Ofcom's March 31 order forcing BSkyB to air premium sports programming at lower prices, allowing the broadcaster to appeal the ruling before the U.K.'s Competition Appeal Tribunal.

The parties stipulated that the order will initially apply only to three networks — BT Vision, Virgin Media Inc. and Top Up TV — which will pay the prevailing rate card price for BSkyB's satellite television services Sky Sports 1 and...
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