Originally Posted by Ignitionnet
Who paid for Sky's platform, which has a requirement to have competitors on its' EPG at a regulated rate, and is forced to wholesale a selection of its' content at regulated rates?
The whole public private thing is zero defence due to Sky's regulation, amongst other things.
We aren't talking about the EPG. It's worth noting that VM do allow other companies on their EPG. Their rates are effectively regulated by the need to compete with Sky.
As for their delivery system, well, anyone who has enough money can set up a ground station, and rent space on one or more of the Astra transponders. Sky cannot prevent that even assuming they wanted to. I suspect that Sky would prevent that if they could.
So, yes, the public/private thing is a defence.
And seeing as the article is actually about requiring VM to open the cable network to other ISPs, has Sky ever been required to open their own lines to other ISPs? Has anyone, apart from BT?