OFT action against Kangaroo betrays its lack of foresight

Chandratillake, Suranga
July 2008
New Media Age;7/24/2008, p23
Trade Publication
The author comments on the decision of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) of Great Britain to refer the proposed Project Kangaroo to the Competition Commission expressing concern that the consortium could create a market monopoly. The author questions the concerns of the OFT that Project Kangaroo which would concentrate the online video content libraries of British Broadcasting Co. (BBC), ITV and Channel 4 into single platform could be anti-competitive. The author argues that Project Kangaroo should be accepted because it would move the market forward.


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