Hotline: Competition Commission likely to impose restrictions

The Competition Commission is likely to impose restrictions on the proposed Project Kangaroo video-on-demand service after ruling that its launch will stifle competition.

The commission's main concern is that Kangaroo will lead to a loss of rivalry between BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4, which will have an impact on the quality of VOD content and viewers' ability to access it. However, the commission believed that Kangaroo would not lead to a "substantial lessening of competition" in the ad market.