Viacom won’t join U.K. bundling suit

Conglom waiting for 'test cases'

LONDON — Viacom will not join Universal, Discovery and pay TV programmer Flextech in seeking a judicial review of new regulations dismantling the practice of bundling cable and satellite TV channels in the U.K. (Daily Variety, Aug. 12).

Universal, Discovery and Flextech plan to take the ITC, Britain’s commercial TV regulator, to court. A Viacom spokesperson said the actions of the three companies “will act as test cases” and Viacom would not take any steps of its own “until after a ruling.”

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