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Broadcasting

Britain refers Virgin Media-O2 merger to in-depth investigation

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Britain on Friday said it had referred the merger between broadband company Virgin Media and Telefonica’s UK mobile network O2 to an in-depth competition investigation.

The Competition and Markets Authority said O2 and Liberty Global-owned Virgin had requested the merger should be fast tracked to an in-depth investigation.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Sarah Young

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