BSkyB appeals Competition ruling

BSkyB has confirmed it is to launch a legal challenge against key conclusions of the Competition Commission’s report on its investment in ITV plc and the Secretary of State’s consequent decision that it should dispose of the majority of its 17.9 per cent shareholding.

Sky will lodge its application with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) today (Friday 22 February 2008.) The CAT has the power to quash part or all of the previous findings and to send the case back to the Competition Commission for further consideration.

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