Channel 6 to report Sky to Competition Authority

Channel 6, the Irish-owned television station, is to report rival station Sky to the Competition Authority, claiming the British broadcasting giant is abusing its market position and distorting competition.

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Ian Kehoe

24th March, 2007

The Irish station, which began broadcasting last year, claims Sky is selling its Irish advertising slots at knock-down rates, a practice known as ‘dumping’.

Pat Donnelly, chairman of Channel 6, said other commercial stations were finding it difficult to compete against Sky in the advertising market because the British channel was ‘‘practically giving airtime away’’.

Donnelly said he was recruiting an independent broadcasting expert to assess the impact of Sky’s...

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