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Oftcom set to approve Sky pay-TV service on Freeview
11 June 2007

Ofcom looks set to approve BSkyB’s plans to offer a pay-TV service on the Freeview platform.

The proposed channel line up will include films, entertainment and live Premiership football.

According to a report in the Mail on Sunday, the broadcasting regulator is concerned that BSkyB's proposal could “unacceptably diminish the appeal” of Freeview.

In an attempt to offset the impact of the move Ofcom seems set on forcing the satellite broadcaster to offer these channels to rival pay-TV services.

Viewers will need to purchase a new Freeview set-top box to access BSkyB’s pay-TV channels when they are launched.