Path clear for BSkyB purchase of EasyNet
The Christmas break is normally fairly quiet, but the Office of Fair Trading announced on 30th December 2005, that it was clearing two deals. The purchase of EasyNet by BSkyB for £211 million, and the £3.4 billion takeover of Telewest by NTL. More details on the BBC News Business section.
The purchase of EasyNet by Sky is expected to be a move by Sky to ensure it has a good foothold in the rapidly growing business of supplying television programmes via the Internet.