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Competition: Unfair monopolies

20 January 2015

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Ofcom examines premier league football and EC probes hotel booking websites

TV football dominance

On 18 November 2014, Ofcom opened an investigation into the Football Association Premier League’s joint selling arrangements for the TV rights to its games. The investigation is important as Ofcom has wide powers, including the ability to revolutionise how the league’s rights are sold in the UK. Its decision could alter how much consumers pay to view football and on what channels the games are broadcast.

Ofcom are investigating the selling arrangements after a complaint by Virgin Media that the current arrangements are ...

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