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Battle for the books

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 10 2011

Despite strong opposition from The Booksellers Association and other third parties, the OFT approved Amazon.com Inc.’s proposed acquisition of The Book Depository International Limited on 26 October 2011

OFT deals blow to local newspaper industry

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 21 2011

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred KM Group’s proposed acquisition of seven local newspaper titles in Kent to the Competition Commission for an in-depth merger review, resulting in KM Group withdrawing its bid to acquire the series of titles

News CorpBSkyB merger dropped

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 27 2011

Mounting political pressure, a referral to the Competition Commission (CC) and widespread public concern has resulted in News Corporation (News Corp) dropping its bid to acquire BSkyB

Ofcom reviewsTV advertising trading

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 17 2011

Ofcom has launched a consultation on competition in the UK TV advertising trading market, in order to establish whether to refer the sector to the Competition Commission (CC) for detailed investigation

Investigation into publishing agreements for e-books

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 3 2011

In response to complaints, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched an investigation into whether arrangements between particular publishers and retailers for the sale of e-books breach competition rules

News Corporation’s acquisition of BSkyB raises ‘media plurality’ issues

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 16 2010

The Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable has issued an intervention notice concerning NewsCorp's proposal to acquire full control of BSkyB

Ofcom closes investigation into Project Canvas and YouView technology

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 16 2010

Ofcom has confirmed that it will not investigate plans agreed between major television providers to launch 'YouView', a new branded user interface which provides television content via a single set-top box

BSkyB’s acquisition of Virgin Media TV cleared

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 11 2010

On 5 October 2010, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced its clearance decision in the completed acquisition by BSkyB of Virgin Media's TV channel business

Competition Commission outlines key issues in movies on Pay TV market investigation

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 23 2010

The Competition Commission (CC) has published a timetable and statement of issues setting out the framework for its market investigation into movies on Pay TV

Sky faces competition probe following OFCOM decision on pay-TV movies

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 9 2010

The UK's media regulator, Ofcom, has decided to refer the market for pay-TV movies to the Competition Commission (CC) amid concerns over the effect of Sky's dominant position