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Ofcom to investigate BSkyB wholesale of sports channels

Ofcom is to launch an investigation into BSkyB practices in wholesaling its sports channels after receiving a complaint from BT.

The probe will focus on a claim by BT that the terms under which Sky offered its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels to the YouView platform were an abuse of its market position. In particular, Sky is making the sale of the channels conditional on BT making its own sports channels available on Sky’s platform.

BSkyB said it considered the claim to be “entirely without merit”.