Hotline: The Competition Commission pushes back its decision

The Competition Commission has pushed back its decision on Contract Rights Renewal, the formula that regulates advertising on ITV1, until at least next February.

The Commission had originally said that it expected to reach a final decision on changes to CRR by the end of this year after the Office of Fair Trading referred the matter to it. Now the Commission has said that because it has received "significant submissions", it needs extra time to consider them carefully.