Sky wins appeal over sports channels
Sky has won an appeal against a regulatory ruling that forced it to reduce the price at which it sells its main sport channels to its competitors.
In 2010, Ofcom ruled that Sky had to offer Sky Sports 1 and 2 to rivals including Virgin Media and BT at a reduced wholesale rate.
Sky appealed and the Competition Appeal Tribunal has now found that Ofcom's competition concerns were "unfounded".
BT said it was "extremely disappointed".
Ofcom said the tribunal's decision was "contrary to the evidence and not in the interests of consumers".
It added that it would immediately consider what steps it could now take.
Sky said: "We welcome the CAT's confirmation that Ofcom's competition concerns in relation to the wholesale supply of Sky Sports are unfounded."
The ruling is the second victory in a week for Sky, coming after the Competition Commission ruled at the start of the month that Sky's strong position in the pay-TV movie market "does not adversely affect competition".