M/13/005 – BSkyB / Be Un Limited

Transaction details

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.

Be Un

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
Barry O'Donnell

Tel: 01-804 5396, email: bod@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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