ITC and Ofcom lift joint sales ban

Lee, Jeremy
December 2003
Campaign;12/5/2003, Issue 49, p7
Trade Publication
The prospect of further consolidation in the TV sales market moved a step closer after the Independent Television Commission (ITC) and Ofcom lifted a ban on the joint selling of airtime. The ITC and Ofcom believe the robust provisions of the Competition Act and the increasing body of competition case law provide sufficient mechanisms to prevent distortions of competition on the joint selling of airtime. The ITC and Ofcom have also, in the light of the ITV merger, removed restrictions forbidding the network to negotiate share-of-TV deals.


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