On 22 May 2009, the Competition Commission published for consultation draft final undertakings in relation to the proposed video on demand joint venture (Project Kangaroo) between the BBC, through BBC Worldwide Limited, Channel Four Television Corporation and ITV plc. The Competition Commission concluded that the joint venture would be likely to result in a substantial lessening of competition in the supply of UK TV video on demand content at both the wholesale and retail levels. The Competition Commission concluded that prohibition would be the only effective and proportionate solution to the substantial lessening of competition identified. The final draft undertakings therefore prohibit (for a five year period) each of the parties from entering into arrangements whereby they acquire control of all or any part of the video on demand activities carried on by both the other parties.
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