Sky drops BBC EPG listing fees
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According to Sky drops BBC retransmission fees - News - Broadcast:
Sky is to drop the retransmission fees it charges the BBC and ITV after agreeing fresh terms with both broadcasters.
The agreement brings to an end the long-running feud between Sky and the BBC and will save the corporation around Â£5m per year. ITV will benefit from around Â£2m in savings.
The BBC deal was struck after it guaranteed it would continue to provide Sky with its portfolio of channels, along with their HD versions, as well as the iPlayer.
A joint statement issued by the BBC and Sky confirmed the arrangement.
"Sky and the BBC have reached an agreement which reduces the BBC's payments for platform services to zero. Alongside this, both parties have reached an agreement that secures the long-term availability of BBC channels and the BBC iPlayer on the Sky platform. We will also continue to discuss opportunities that offer Sky customers new and innovative ways to discover and consume BBC content."
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