BSkyB cuts retransmission fees

News Corp-backed pay TV platform BSkyB has cut the amount that it charges the BBC to carry the public broadcaster’s TV channels.

It has also cut the retransmission costs for the UK’s other major broadcasters, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. The broadcasters pay £24 million (€27 million) cumulatively and that will be cut to £11 million. The BBC has the widest range of services carried on Sky and will, accordingly, be the broadcaster saving the most, an estimated £5.5 million.

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