Ofcom Kangaroo conditions published
May 22, 2009
According to Ofcom and Sky, Project Canvas could need Office of Fair Trading scrutiny – but the final terms of the Project Kangaroo shutdown show the OFT already has significant control over the way BBC, ITV and Channel 4 can work together on VOD. The Competition Commission's draft final undertakings instruction, on how the Kangaroo partners should now act following its prohibition includes:
"Except with the prior written consent of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), neither the BBC nor BBCW shall acquire control of both (a) all or any part of the VOD activities carried on by ITV, and (b) all or any part of the VOD activities carried on by C4C."
"Except with the prior written consent of the OFT, each of BBC and BBCW shall procure that none of its directors or managers holds or is nominated to any directorship or managerial position in any company or other undertaking carrying on or having control of all or any part of the VOD activities of both ITV and C4C."