OFT report on local media merger review delayed

The OFT’s report on the Local Media Merger Review, originally planned for completion in mid-April, is to be delayed until close to the publication date of the final Digital Britain report on 16 June, the Newspaper Society has been told.

Publishers have called for the regime to be modernised to reflect the realities of local media markets and enable the industry to continue its transition into a successful multimedia sector delivering local news and information across print, online and broadcast platforms. (Source: The Newspaper Society.)