House of Commons
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PAY TELEVISION
EDM #847
Tabled 09 February 2010
2009-10 Session
That this House acknowledges BSkyB's role as a trailblazer in the pay television market but agrees with Ofcom's observation that Sky, as a vertically-integrated firm, distributes its premium sports and first run movie content in a manner that favours its own platform and its own retail business; agrees with Ofcom's conclusion that this is not consistent with fair and effective competition and has a detrimental effect on consumers in the short term by decreasing choice and increasing prices and in the long-term by dampening innovation; endorses Ofcom's proposed remedies that Sky be put under an obligation to offer its premium channels to other operators using cable, broadband, digital terrestrial and IPTV platforms at a fair regulated wholesale price; believes that this would benefit consumers unbundling sports and movies channels and making it easier and cheaper to buy premium channels on a stand alone basis without having to sign a 12 month contract; and further notes that Ofcom calculates that Sky itself would benefit from additional wholesale revenue associated with market expansion and that the market for rights holders is likely to remain buoyant.

Signatures (44)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Austin, John
Labour
10 February 2010
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2010
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
10 February 2010
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
10 February 2010
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
10 February 2010
Cohen, Harry
Labour
24 February 2010
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
10 February 2010
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
10 February 2010
Cummings, John
Labour
10 February 2010
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
24 February 2010
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
24 February 2010
Drew, Mr David
Labour
10 February 2010
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
10 February 2010
Flynn, Paul
Labour
23 February 2010
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
22 February 2010
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
24 February 2010
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2010
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
09 February 2010
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
23 February 2010
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2010
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
10 February 2010
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
09 February 2010
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
10 February 2010
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
22 February 2010
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
25 February 2010
Jones, Lynne
Labour
22 February 2010
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2010
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
22 February 2010
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
24 February 2010
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
03 March 2010
McDonnell, John
Labour
09 February 2010
Morgan, Julie
Labour
10 February 2010
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
07 April 2010
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
10 February 2010
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
09 February 2010
Simpson, Alan
Labour
23 February 2010
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
22 February 2010
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
10 February 2010
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion