Read this: Channel 4 barred by law from buying Five | Media | guardian.co.uk
Summary: Provisions in the Broadcasting Act 1990, and amended in subsequent acts, specifically prevent Channel 4 from taking control of Five's terrestrial licence. Senior industry sources said the law would have to be changed to enable Channel 4 to bid for Five. Channel 4 is aware of the clause but executives do not regard it as a significant obstacle to a potential deal, should they decide to pursue one. - guardian.co.ukwww.guardian.co.ukChannel 4 barred by law from buying Five…
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