IPA to seek full review if OFT probe only covers ITV1

Barnett, Emma
February 2009
Media Week;2/3/2009, Issue 1194, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan of the IPA Media Futures Group to push for a full market review of the television industry in 2009. Said decision stems from the probability that Great Britain's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will not broaden its contract rights renewal (CRR) probe to cover the digital channels of ITV. It notes that IPA wants the OFT to look at the full share of ITV of the market and not just at ITV1. It details the reasons of IPA for opposing the relaxation of CRR.


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