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Old 26-04-2018, 08:22   #3031
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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My worries is as you and another poster pointed out is Comcast's shocking customer service because Sky customers certainly won't tolerate that and will up sticks if they get poor customer service consistently.
The market is more competitive in the UK for broadband. In the US, it's slow ADSL or rip-off cable. This is one reason why I think Sky will provide good service whoever owns them.
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Old 26-04-2018, 09:48   #3032
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The market is more competitive in the UK for broadband. In the US, it's slow ADSL or rip-off cable. This is one reason why I think Sky will provide good service whoever owns them.
Well we shall see Andrew as insincere cheap soundbites are often not the reality when it comes down to the real nitty gritty of things.
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The market is more competitive in the UK for broadband. In the US, it's slow ADSL or rip-off cable. This is one reason why I think Sky will provide good service whoever owns them.
Exactly. Different markets have different expectations. I'm amazed at the lack of customer support in some other parts of Liberty Global, but apparently it's standard in those countries.
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Culture secretary rules on Sky takeover.

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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

It was always going to happen , the question is who'll takeover now.
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It was always going to happen , the question is who'll takeover now.
Yes we could still see higher bids yet MM.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

At least Sky News will be out of the equation..Happy with that.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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Yes we could still see higher bids yet MM.
Hope so, in fact I'm betting on there being a feeding frenzy for Sky! I've got a "few" shares.

The AT&T Time Warner merger was cleared by the American judge last night which will now set off the next wave off consolidation in the media and telecoms world. And it is expected that later today or tomorrow, Comcast is expected to make its full bid for Fox.

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At least Sky News will be out of the equation..Happy with that.
Depends on what happens and what the government announce in the next week.

If Murdoch is told to get rid of Sky News as part of his bid for full control of Sky, then I expect he will simply back off and allow Disney to bid for Sky directly. Either way, Sky will ultimately either by owned Disney or Comcast unless a new bidder comes in.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

I imagine Liberty Global are happy with this outcome - VM will now be worth more and will be attractive to Comcast if it fails to acquire Fox and Sky.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Comcast launches $65bn bid to steal Murdoch's Fox away from Disney.

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The $65bn bid, made on Wednesday afternoon, comes in a week of seismic change for the media industry. On Tuesday, a judge threw out US government objections to AT&T’s takeover of Fox’s rival Time Warner.
https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...ch-sale-disney
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