Ofcom opens Pay TV consultation

Ofcom has opened a new consultation on BskyB’s proposed Pay DTT service.
Ofcom has said that it is willing to allow for such a launch but only under certain conditions. One of these conditions is that BskyB makes its premium services available on a wholesale basis and another that it use simulcrypt so that other pay service providers using different Conditional Access systems can also access BskyB content.
BskyB had previously proposed to replace its existing free-to-air DTT service with five premium Pay TV services.
Source: Ofcom website
Item added: 6th October 2008