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Old 27-09-2018, 09:45   #3106
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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What price and paid by whom?
Too much influence over politicians..So basically when policy is decided through the influence of press barons it's us.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

And Comcast are going to be different.
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Old 27-09-2018, 12:57   #3108
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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And Comcast are going to be different.
Why not? They are American and don't sell newspapers in the UK and Murdoch doesn't own them.
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Old 27-09-2018, 17:44   #3109
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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It will just replace one media mogul with another.

Look at the quality of ABC News (Disney) or NBC/CNBC/MSNBC (Comcast) to see the likely future...
Watch them a lot do you ? Russia today is good I hear !
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Old 27-09-2018, 18:47   #3110
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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Why not? They are American and don't sell newspapers in the UK and Murdoch doesn't own them.
And American companies don't have any influence over American Senators or Congressmen.

Why should they act any different here?
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Old 27-09-2018, 20:21   #3111
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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And American companies don't have any influence over American Senators or Congressmen.

Why should they act any different here?
Murdoch had far too much power here glad he lost some of it now
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Old 02-10-2018, 21:26   #3112
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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What price and paid by whom?
Just a belated reply to this:

The price is to the British broadcasting system as we knew it, which, while it had its faults, was still the best in the world. And by whom, is us. By having a weakened domestic broadcasting landscape has weakened our culture, in exchange for Murdoch's choice of hundreds of channels.
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Old 09-10-2018, 23:45   #3113
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Comcast confirmed today it has bought Murdoch's stake in Sky to give it control of the company:

https://news.sky.com/story/james-mur...ntrol-11522135
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Sky ceases to be a company today as it gets de-listed from the London Stock Exchange, completing Comcast's takeover of it.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...sition-1158044



The EC has approved the Disney/Fox deal but Disney will have to give up its 50% stake in A&E Networks in the EEA. As the UK is still in this area at the moment, this includes us too. THe channels affected are History, H2, Crime & Investigation, Lifetime and Blaze.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...itions-1148195
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Clearly Comcast will stick with the Sky name and current team in Europe and look to push into new countries within Europe.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Sky adds more customers in the first quarter of 2019.

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/co...rowth--1290227


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Sky added a net 112,000 customers in Q1, better than the 38,000 a year ago, for a total of 23.712 million at the end of June.
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