Submitted on Friday 29th July 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Keep "Formula One" coverage free-to-view in the UK on the BBC and review BSkyB's monopoly over sports coverage TV rights.
From 2012 the BBC is entering an agreement with BSKYB to share "Formula One" coverage. This will undoubtedly mean that only people subscribed to BSKYB's premium packages will be able to watch the races. The government should intervene and keep Formula One - A championship that originated in the UK - free-to-view for everyone and review BSKYB's uncompetitive monopoly over sports coverage TV rights.
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