Former editor of The Sun and founder of TV channel Sports Tonight, Kelvin MacKenzie, will today take Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB to Ofcom for “hoarding or warehousing” rights to broadcast English football.
In a £195m deal struck with the Football League last year, Sky Sports won exclusive rights to broadcast all games in the Championship and Leagues One and Two, the Carling Cup and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
MacKenzie argues that the rights should be negotiated by football clubs individually rather than collectively by the Football League.
“This agreement is blatantly anti-competitive and I am confident it will be set aside by Ofcom,” he said in a statement.
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