Television

EPL, BskyB deal runs into hot water with EU

LONDON: This is a move aimed at preventing monopoly in the British football television market. The European Commission is poised to block the sale of English Premier League live football television rights to Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB television. The deal was struck in August.

Earlier the Premiership used to sell live broadcast rights in one block. This year it had separated the rights into four packages in order to get around the Commission's criticism that the old arrangements favoured large media buyers. This limits consumer access to top-flight football. However, BSkyB got the four packages for more than ?1billion. It was able to cement its position as the only UK broadcaster to screen live Premiership games for another three years.

A London business newspaper has indicated that the European Union's executive branch wants the bidding process be re-started in a more competitive fashion. The European Commission will send BSkyB and the Premier League a list of objections to their agreement. The agreement gives the pay TV firm exclusive rights to broadest live Premiership games for three years starting next year. The two companies will then have two months to respond after the list is sent.

The Premiership also runs the risk of being fined for not furnishing the European Commission with information about the deal in advance. EU Competition Commissioner Mario Monti has expressed concern that BSky B grabbed too much of the market. He noted that this was bad for consumers as competition was less.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1_22.jpg?itok=bftCAtGF
CNN News18 to salute 'Agents of Change'

CNN-News18 is all set to air a special half-hour show on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Titled Agents for Change, the show will air on 1 and 2 October. In this special, the channel salutes the citizens who are being the change they want to see.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1_18.jpg?itok=m7MHoIF9
Sony Pix to air best films from James Bond franchise

Envy him for his sophisticated gadgets or love him for his charming attitude, you definitely cannot ignore this iconic secret agent, who will sweep you off your feet with his impeccable style and wit. The name’s Bond…James Bond – the panache that remains unparalleled since 1962. Catch the most...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1_15.jpg?itok=nyQJpnvM
Sumner Redstone pushes for CBS-Viacom merger

The maverick Sumner Redstone, not letting age dim any of his business acumen, is at it again. Earlier this week he sent a strong message to investors and potential takeover tycoons that he fav

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1_9.jpg?itok=hp_rU7bR
MTV Brand Studio to create music festival for Amazon India

Amazon.in in association with MTV is all set to welcome the festive season with an exciting content marketing initiative.To break the clutter around the festival season, Amazon has upped the ante where customer engagement is concerned by creating a one-of-its kind musical experience in association...

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1_7.jpg?itok=PugxJ9R0
Aishwarya Rai, leading singers to felicitate Clean India champs at Safaigiri Awards

The India Today Group announces the 2 edition of the India Today Safaigiri Awards 2016 - a platform that will showcase and felicitate the pioneering efforts of those who are leading the change in cleanliness. This is in continuation to the first edition that was launched in 2015, one year after...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Rishtey%20Cineplex.jpg?itok=y5UWcri6
Viacom18’s Rishtey Cineplex now in Europe, N America

Viacom18 has announced its plans to launch its Hindi movie channel, Rishtey Cineplex’ in the international markets.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=ktuRN7ch
GoQuest, Arre tie up for content syndication

GoQuest Media has tied up with Arré, a multi-format, multi-genre digital media brand co-founded by B Sai Kumar, Ajay Chacko and Sanjay Ray Chaudhuri to distribute and monetize Arré’s vibrant content offering with the digital players & re-broadcasters across the world.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=gLoRGwSQ
Another comic roast raises a storm

Comic Roasts can backfire. Ask the AIB guys. And now you can ask the cast of Comedy Nights Bachao. In an episode that is yet to be telecast, the cast of the Krushna Abhishek-Bharati Singh-led show on Colors resorted to some leg-pulling of an actress during a film promotion on it.

Television TV Shows Comedy
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/29/Untitled-1_11.jpg?itok=1VlUyikl
Rs 3 crore up for grabs on Colors Marathi KBC 3 from 3 Oct

Inspiration from the US game show “Who wants to be a Millionnaire” in India 16 years ago has worked wonders for the countrymen and television viewers as well as the broadcasters. “Kaun Banega Crorepati” has got the viewers sticky eyeballs and surely showcased some of life’s most inspiring real-life...

Television TV Channels Regional

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories