Ofcom tells Sky to cut wholesale prices

Ofcom has told Sky that is must cut the wholesale price of its Sports channels, this is the price that it charges rival cable, terrestrial and internet television providers.

They will have to sell Sky Sports 1 and 2 for up to 23% less than the current wholesale price. Ofcom have said the decision should come into effect immediately, allowing other providers to offer the channels at a more competitive rate.

As part of this however, assuming Sky implement the required changes, they have been given permission to change the channels and system they use on the Freeview digital terrestrial system. This could enable them to provide a pay to view system over Freeview too.