M/13/005 – BSkyB / Be Un Limited
The proposed acquisition by British Sky Broadcasting Limited of Be Un Limited has been cleared by the Competition Authority.
|Notification date||Decision date|
|Monday March 4, 2013||Monday, March 25, 2013|
|Parties Involved||Business activities|
|British Sky Broadcasting Limited||
BSkyB currently offers retail distribution of pay-TV in the State by offering a Sky STB with retail pay TV packages, which can include one or more of a range of channels including Sky Movies, Sky Entertainment, Sky Sports and HD Pack channels. BSkyB also provides its channels for other pay-TV providers in the State on a wholesale basis, including UPC.
Currently, Be Un Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telefónica Europe plc and provides broadband internet services to both consumers and businesses under the BE brand.
|Economic sector||Media merger|
|The UK residential fixed broadband and telephony sector.||Yes|
|Submissions from third parties due by:|
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
|Thursday, March 14, 2013|
|Current status: Completed|
|Cleared (Phase 1)|
|Authorised Officer Assigned||Contact Details|
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