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#165868 - 10th Aug 2007 6:52pm OFT Investigating Sky-Amstrad Deal
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The Office of Fair Trading is to look into the satellite broadcaster's recent acquisition of Sir Alan's Amstrad business.

Sky bought the electronics company for 125 million earlier this month. Amstrad supplies around 30% of Sky's digiboxes, and the business makes up 75% of Amstrad's revenue.

The regulator is to assess whether such a deal will result in a "substantial lessening of competition" within the market.

If it deems necessary, the OFT can advise the Competition Commission to complete a full investigation into the deal, and could potentially block its progress.

The commission is currently assessing Sky's 17.9% stake in broadcaster ITV, following media regulator Ofcom and the OFT advising the deal raised competition and public interest concerns.

Why dont the OFT just leave Sky alone, its because of fookin competition regulators that the public keep losing out for fook sake!

Kwik Save has gone bust because the competition commission said Somerfield should not be allowed to buy all the stores... Myself and the millions of other football fans are now being asked to pay 120 a year to Setanta for a service we recieved for 50 a year from Sky due to their shitty football rights "concerns".

Sky can take their services to the next level by owning Amstrad as they will have the say in what products are developed for the future, atm they have to rely on the likes of Pace, Amstrad and Thomson to develop the products for them. So we Sky customers will lose out in the long run, yet again, thanks to competition shite.

I dont fookin see them getting involved when Tesco took over One Stop, or when they plan to move into an area with a Tesco Express and kill off all the small businesses!!

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#165905 - 10th Aug 2007 11:05pm Re: OFT Investigating Sky-Amstrad Deal [Re: MattLFC]
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bloody hell matty you on one tonight lol matty for pm lol
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#165907 - 10th Aug 2007 11:11pm Re: OFT Investigating Sky-Amstrad Deal [Re: fordsteve]
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Just does my hed in how they seem to pick on some things, but then let the likes of Tesco get away with murder.

And even worse because its supposed to protect consumers, when 99% of the time we actually end up losing out, usually financially!

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#165908 - 10th Aug 2007 11:30pm Re: OFT Investigating Sky-Amstrad Deal [Re: MattLFC]
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no what you mean seams to be one rule for one company and another for others mad
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#165959 - 11th Aug 2007 8:36am Re: OFT Investigating Sky-Amstrad Deal [Re: MattLFC]
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Tesco's get away with things time and time again.. they like the supermarket mafia..... maybe someone on the investigating team has a beef with sky ?! think
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