The competition regulator has said that BSkyB has too much power over pay-TV rivals, raising the possibility that the satellite company could face another investigation. Last Thursday, the Competition Commission raised the issue of BSkyB's "market power" as part of the publication of its final report into the pay-TV film market. The report gave more detail of the process behind the competition regulator's announcement in May that no action needs to be taken over BSkyB's monopoly of UK pay-TV film rights.
As part of its investigation, the Competition Commission found that BSkyB's dominance over rivals in the pay-TV market meant that 'competition was not effective'. However, the commission is powerless to tackle the issue at this time. [more]