Oftel probes BSkyB

World brief

U.K. telecommunications watchdog Oftel is probing the prices satcaster BSkyB charges broadcasters for carriage.

The inquiry will look, in particular, at whether pubcasters the BBC and Channel 4 should pay as much as commercial TV companies, or even pay at all.

The BBC argues that BSkyB’s “conditional access” charges, which cover the satcaster’s digital costs, should not apply to free-to-air public service channels.

More TV

  • I Love Dick Amazon Premiere

    'I Love Dick,' 'One Mississippi,' 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson' Canceled by Amazon

    U.K. telecommunications watchdog Oftel is probing the prices satcaster BSkyB charges broadcasters for carriage. The inquiry will look, in particular, at whether pubcasters the BBC and Channel 4 should pay as much as commercial TV companies, or even pay at all. The BBC argues that BSkyB’s “conditional access” charges, which cover the satcaster’s digital costs, […]

  • Hector Elizondo Holland Taylor

    Hector Elizondo, Holland Taylor Join NBC Comedy Pilot 'Guess Who Died'

    U.K. telecommunications watchdog Oftel is probing the prices satcaster BSkyB charges broadcasters for carriage. The inquiry will look, in particular, at whether pubcasters the BBC and Channel 4 should pay as much as commercial TV companies, or even pay at all. The BBC argues that BSkyB’s “conditional access” charges, which cover the satcaster’s digital costs, […]

  • Supernatural -- "Wayward Sisters" -- Image

    ‘Supernatural’ Star Kim Rhodes on Adding Perspective and Saying ‘Yes to Women’

    U.K. telecommunications watchdog Oftel is probing the prices satcaster BSkyB charges broadcasters for carriage. The inquiry will look, in particular, at whether pubcasters the BBC and Channel 4 should pay as much as commercial TV companies, or even pay at all. The BBC argues that BSkyB’s “conditional access” charges, which cover the satcaster’s digital costs, […]

  • CBS-Viacom Merger Talk Sows Tension Within

    Revival of CBS-Viacom Merger Talk Sows Tension Within Redstone Empire, Again

    U.K. telecommunications watchdog Oftel is probing the prices satcaster BSkyB charges broadcasters for carriage. The inquiry will look, in particular, at whether pubcasters the BBC and Channel 4 should pay as much as commercial TV companies, or even pay at all. The BBC argues that BSkyB’s “conditional access” charges, which cover the satcaster’s digital costs, […]

  • Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

    TV News Roundup: 'Queer Eye' Netflix Reboot Drops First Trailer, Premiere Date (Watch)

    U.K. telecommunications watchdog Oftel is probing the prices satcaster BSkyB charges broadcasters for carriage. The inquiry will look, in particular, at whether pubcasters the BBC and Channel 4 should pay as much as commercial TV companies, or even pay at all. The BBC argues that BSkyB’s “conditional access” charges, which cover the satcaster’s digital costs, […]

  • TV Review: 'Corporate' on Comedy Central

    TV Review: 'Corporate' on Comedy Central

    U.K. telecommunications watchdog Oftel is probing the prices satcaster BSkyB charges broadcasters for carriage. The inquiry will look, in particular, at whether pubcasters the BBC and Channel 4 should pay as much as commercial TV companies, or even pay at all. The BBC argues that BSkyB’s “conditional access” charges, which cover the satcaster’s digital costs, […]

  • Natpe: Mediapro's Globomedia Inks Exclusive Pact

    Natpe: Mediapro's Globomedia Inks Exclusive Pact with Spanish Showrunner Javier Olivares

    U.K. telecommunications watchdog Oftel is probing the prices satcaster BSkyB charges broadcasters for carriage. The inquiry will look, in particular, at whether pubcasters the BBC and Channel 4 should pay as much as commercial TV companies, or even pay at all. The BBC argues that BSkyB’s “conditional access” charges, which cover the satcaster’s digital costs, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content