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update: BskyB ordered to cut back ITV stake

British pay-TV firm BSkyB will learn today whether it gets to keep its 17.9% stake in ITV. BSkyB bought the stake in 2006 for £940 million which blocked what is now Virgin Media from buying ITV. A ruling by the Competition Commission lowered BSkyB's stake to 7.5% and the channel should get the results of its appeal today. For more information see the International Herald Tribune's story.
September 29, 2008

British pay-TV firm BSkyB learned today that it must cut its 17.9% stake in ITV to below 7.5%. So ruled the Competition Commission. BSkyB bought the stake in 2006 for £940 million which blocked what is now Virgin Media from buying ITV. For more information see the BBC News story.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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