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Old 23-01-2018, 12:56   #91
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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In what could well be the coup de grace of a long drawn-out saga, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally found that Fox taking full control of Sky is not in the public interest due to media plurality concerns.


https://www.rapidtvnews.com/20180123...#axzz550NPXRZH
It still would not surprise me in the end that it goes through..
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Old 23-01-2018, 14:59   #92
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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It still would not surprise me in the end that it goes through..
I suppose it depends whether Matt Hancock is prepared to take Murdoch's 30 pieces of silver.

Not that I'm suggesting you can bribe a Tory.
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Old 23-01-2018, 15:06   #93
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I suppose it depends whether Matt Hancock is prepared to take Murdoch's 30 pieces of silver.

Not that I'm suggesting you can bribe a Tory.
We call it backhanders down here.

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I suppose it depends whether Matt Hancock is prepared to take Murdoch's 30 pieces of silver.

Not that I'm suggesting you can bribe a Tory.
Murdoch's influence is waning more now then it ever it was before.
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Old 23-01-2018, 16:30   #94
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It still would not surprise me in the end that it goes through..
It might, if he drops Sky News, which would be a shame.

EDIT: Although maybe Sky News might still be allowed to exist outside of Murdoch's control.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018...-sky-takeover/

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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Should this be re-examined in light of the proposed Disney/Fox deal or is the fact that Murdoch will take a stake in Disney still a concern for the impartiality of Sky News?

Could Sky News be moved to the remainder of Fox?
Wouldn't that be worse?
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

I doubt that Sky News will be moved to the remainder of Fox. They've always both been owned by Murdoch and he has never shown an interest in merging them. I don't see why Disney would be interested in doing it either. I don't see why they would be interested in changing the news output at all, not actually being a news company. Did they change ABC news substantially when they bought ABC?
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