OFT Changes Spell Trouble for Magazines as Small Titles Fight for Life ; BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Shah, Saeed, The Independent (London, England)
The chain that provides the nation with its favourite magazines and newspapers is about to crumble in the face of proposed regulatory changes, publishers warn. In the process, the new distribution system will hand editorial control to supermarkets. So free speech goes out the window too.
This gloomy scenario has been getting magazine and newspaper owners seriously worried. It is a powerful group to take on, particularly in the run- up to a general election.
In the firing line is the Office of Fair Trading, which in February announced it had decided that the current arrangements for distributing magazines broke competition law. The trouble is that newspapers are …
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Publication information: Article title: OFT Changes Spell Trouble for Magazines as Small Titles Fight for Life ; BUSINESS ANALYSIS. Contributors: Shah, Saeed - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 13, 2005. Page number: 70. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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