LONDON--The U.K. Competition Commission, or CC, said Thursday that Sky's position in relation to the acquisition and distribution of movies in the first pay window doesn't adversely affect competition in the pay-TV retail market, although it believes competition in the pay-TV retail market overall remains ineffective.
-CC has concluded that Sky Movies, which currently offers the first pay movies of all the big Hollywood studios, isn't a sufficient driver of subscribers' choice of pay-TV provider to give Sky such an advantage over its rivals when competing for pay-TV subscribers as to harm competition.
-Decision confirms the CC's revised provisional findings which were published in May this year.
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August 02, 2012 02:29 ET (06:29 GMT)
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