"The Competition Commission has reported that BSB is making “excess profits” on its Sky Movies service, prompting analysts to say that the broadcaster will be forced to cut its margins.Sky of course had a similar finding regarding the charges it made to Virgin Media for Sky Sports, but did we see the price we pay drop? No we didn't. Whilst it will be interesting to see how this pans out (and it probably has months to go yet) I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for discounts.
BSkyB’s exclusive deal with the six big Hollywood studios will come under scrutiny, as will the wholesale price that the company charges other broadcasters to show its 10 film channels."
February 08, 2011
Sky Movies profits criticised by Competition Commission
According to the front page of the FT today: