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With TV such an important component of the multiplay bundle, Ovum believes Ofcom's Digital Communications Review (DCR) is an appropriate juncture to consider the key competitive and regulatory issues around TV and visual entertainment.


  • The pace of change in the business of providing TV has been faster in the previous decade than over the previous half century…and Ovum believes it is not likely to let up anytime soon.

Features and Benefits

  • Detailed assessment of the issues now and in 2020.
  • Encompasses the areas of the UK pay-TV, content rights, and the increasing levels of vertical integration by TV service providers.

Key questions answered

  • Which areas of TV merit further examination by regulatory authorities?
  • How will Ofcom's DCR affect the UK pay-TV market now and in 2020?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • UK subscription pay-TV
  • Content rights
  • Leveraging vertical integration


  • Author

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