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Old 18-12-2016, 17:32   #34
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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Originally Posted by RichardCoulter View Post
Various threads have mentioned the fact that Murdoch is to gain control of Sky.

Some aren't happy about this, so here is a petition that's been mentioned in the press to try to persuade the Government to block this deal:

https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/1719
Bizarre....

Sky has been Murdoch's company from the beginning.

As I am sure everyone knows, he set up the original Sky company then merged it with BSB a few years later.

Although there were other shareholders from that point on, Murdoch held the largest shareholding in the merged BSkyB and controlled the board, giving him effective control of the company. Most of the original shareholders of BSB either sold their stakes, or downsized their stakes after the merger with Sky. Pearson being one of them.

And for those that like trivia, guess who was also one of those original shareholders in BSB..... yep, Virgin.

In TV terms, there's the pre Sky era, of no choice, but quality tv. And the post Sky era of oodles of choice and crap tv.

Thank you Rupert...
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