Sky Holdings Ltd / 365MediaGroup plc

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Sky Holdings Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc) of 365MediaGroup plc

Affected market: Online gambling and sporting activities

No. ME/2810/06

On the basis of the information now available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the anticipated acquisition by Sky Holdings Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc) of 365 Media Group plc does not qualify for investigation under the mergers provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 (the Act), because neither the UK turnover test nor the share of supply test in section 23 of the Act is met. A relevant merger situation has, therefore, not been created.

Published 19 January 2007