ComCom to probe Sky's pay-TV business, but also approves Igloo

May 15, 2012

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has announced an investigation into Sky Television's pay-TV business. The antitrust regulator will determine if Sky denies rivals access to quality television content. The Commission will look at Sky's agreements with programming suppliers and retail service providers to see if they limit the providers' ability or incentives to compete with Sky.

At the same time, the Commission cleared Igloo, Sky's pay-TV joint venture with Television New Zealand. The Commission felt that the joint venture would not significantly change the market and that the market remained open to new entrants.

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