New broadcasting watchdog rules may force Sky’s hand

Sky could be forced to prioritise Irish stations on its digital service under new rules being planned by the broadcasting watchdog.

2nd June, 2007

Sky could be forced to prioritise Irish stations on its digital service under new rules being planned by the broadcasting watchdog.

The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) will shortly seek legal advice as to whether or not it could have jurisdiction over Sky in relation to its programme guide.

The body was mandated to regulate electronic programme guides (EPGs) in 2001 broadcasting legislation.

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