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Thursday 21 February, 2008

British Sky Broad.

Sky to challenge CC findings

British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC
21 February 2008

               BSkyB to challenge Competition Commission findings

BSkyB is to launch a legal challenge against key conclusions of the Competition
Commission's report on its investment in ITV plc and the Secretary of State's
consequent decision that it should dispose of the majority of its 17.9%

Sky will lodge its application with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on
Friday 22 February 2008. The CAT has the power to quash part or all of the
previous findings and to send the case back to the Competition Commission for
further consideration.


Further information


Robert Kingston         Tel: 020 7705 3726
Francesca Pierce        Tel: 020 7705 3337



Robert Fraser           Tel: 020 7705 3036
Bella Vuillermoz        Tel: 020 7800 2651



The Competition Commission's report was sent to the Secretary of State on 14
December 2007. The Secretary of State announced his decision on 29 January 2008.
He was obliged to accept the Competition Commission's findings that a merger had
taken place and that it led to a substantial lessening of competition. He also
decided to accept the remedies recommended by the Competition Commission. Both
the Competition Commission and the Secretary of State will be respondents to
Sky's application.

Sky will be represented by James Flynn QC and Aidan Robertson of Brick Court

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