Ofcom sets out tight timetable for Sky probe

Karen Bradley

UK regulator Ofcom has set out a tight timetable for its dual-track investigation into 21st Century Fox’s merger with Sky following culture, media and sport… Read more

UK government refers Sky takeover to regulators

Karen Bradley

The UK government has formally referred 21st Century Fox’s planned £11.7 billion takeover of the 61% it does not already own of Sky to regulators.… Read more

BT agrees with Ofcom to legally separate Openreach


BT has reached an agreement with UK broadcast regulator Ofcom to legally separate out its internet infrastructure division Openreach. The deal will establish Openreach as… Read more

Ofcom: Sky merger warrants ‘fit and proper’ probe

Ofcom CEO Sharon White

UK regulator Ofcom has said that it “consider[s] it appropriate to examine any implications of a change of control over Sky for its holding of… Read more

UK minister ‘minded’ to refer Sky deal to Ofcom

Karen Bradley

UK culture secretary Karen Bradley has said she is “minded” to refer 21st Century Fox’s full takeover of Sky to regulator Ofcom on public interest… Read more

UK rights bodies team up with search engines in copyright fight

Alliance for IP

Various UK rights associations have partnered with search engines Google and Bing in a government-backed attempt to crack down on internet piracy. The UK initiative… Read more

UK politicians call for Ofcom ‘fit and proper’ enquiry on Murdoch

James Murdoch

A group of UK cross-party politicians has called for Ofcom to launch a review into 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch’s suitability to hold a… Read more

Clementi confirmed as BBC chairman

David Clementi

David Clementi has been confirmed as the next chairman of British public broadcaster the BBC. The UK government has confirmed the former deputy governor of… Read more

Ofcom: platforms must evolve as viewing habits change

GfK Ofcom

Changing viewing habits, including the growing adoption of HD and UHD TV and growth in non-linear consumption mean that TV platforms will need to evolve… Read more

Ofcom reveals BBC regulation plan


Ofcom has revealed details of how it will regulate the BBC from next April, when it will have responsibility for key aspects of oversight of… Read more