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UK's Ofcom Says BritBox Unlikely To Gain Unfair Competitive Advantage Due To ITV-BBC Deal


Friday, 19 Jul 2019 

July 19 (Reuters) - UK's Ofcom::PUBLISHED ASSESSMENT OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BRITBOX, A PROPOSED NEW STREAMING SERVICE FROM ITV & BBC, AND BBC'S PUBLICLY-FUNDED ACTIVITIES.PROVISIONALLY FOUND THAT BBC'S PROPOSED INVOLVEMENT WITH ITV IS UNLIKELY TO DISTORT MARKET.PROVISIONALLY FOUND THAT BRITBOX UNLIKELY TO GAIN UNFAIR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AS RESULT OF ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH BBC'S PUBLIC-SERVICE WORK.PROVISIONALLY CONCLUDED THAT BBC'S INVOLVEMENT IN BRITBOX IS NOT MATERIAL CHANGE TO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES.PROVISIONALLY CONCLUDED THAT NO FURTHER ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED AHEAD OF BRITBOX LAUNCH.