Pursuant to their powers under section 51(3) of the Enterprise Act 2002, the Competition Commission (CC) has decided to extend, by a further eight-weeks, the period of investigation into British Sky Broadcasting's acquisition of 17.9 per cent of the shares in ITV. The extension is due to the complexity of the issues involved, the large volume of evidence and the lengthy analysis that is therefore required. The new deadline for the CC to complete its investigation is 2 January 2008.