The proposed merger between Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc and Live Nation Inc has been referred to the Competition Commission (CC) for a full investigation. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) made the referral after concerns that the merger may reduce competition in the ticketing market by weakening the market position of CTS Evetim, a recent market entrant. The OFT is also concerned about the potential for the merged entity to limit a competing promoter's access to ticket agent services. The deadline for the CC to publish its report is 24 November 2009