ofcomThe European Commission has called in UK media and competition regulators to help its investigation into the way the Premier League sells its rights, including its exclusive £1bn pay-TV deal with BSkyB.
The communications regulator Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading – which have joint responsibility for competition regulation of the British media sector – have been asked by the commission to provide “specialist advice” about the UK broadcasting market and the value of the Premier League’s rights.

The European commission has waged a long campaign to force the Premier League to scrap its exclusive arrangement with BSkyB and share its live TV rights with other UK broadcasters.

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By Expat