Consumers ultimately pay the price for MDA's decision on football broadcast rights

Out-Law.com, 30 Jul 2013
A pay-TV broadcaster in Singapore has been told to let customers of a rival broadcaster access standalone Barclays Premier League football coverage at the same price it charges its own customers, but has won the right to separately bundle that same content together with other content it offers to its own customers.
The Media Development Authority (MDA) said SingNet was exempt from rules that would have required the company to cross-carry channels where BPL coverage was bundled with other content on a platform operated by rival StarHub. SingNet was, though, told to make its standalone BPL coverage available to StarHub subscribers on the same terms as it is available to its own customers. Full story
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