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Sky Resists Ofcom’s Demands To License Its Content

BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) should lower its subscription prices and offer its premium sports and movie content to rivals on a wholesale basis to ensure technological innovation on other platforms, according to media regulator Ofcom.

As part of a new public consultation kicked off today on possible remedies for the pay TV market, Ofcom says it wants to give consumers more choice — but also warns that thanks to Sky’s dominance in movies and live sports rights “new platforms based on innovative distribution technologies may be prevented from developing without access to this content.” Release and consultation documents.

But the intervention has not gone down well with Sky, which says: “We disagree fundamentally with Ofcom