Remember ITV Digital, OnDigital in its first incarnation? It was the pay-TV business set up by Carlton and Granada (who subsequently came together as ITV) which briefly challenged Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB in the UK pay TV business. ITV Digital eventually ...Read More »
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It all seems a long time ago now but, pre-dating the phone hacking scandal’s full glory, the big media story in the UK was News Corporation’s bid to buy the 61 per cent of UK pay-TV operator BSkyB it didn’t ...Read More »
Murdoch says it’s to be The Sun on Sunday – did old mate Martin Sorrell have anything to do with this?
Well I only ask because: Rupert Murdoch’s statement today that he backs the Sun, wants to be bring back all the suspended (and arrested) journalists and still wants to launch The Sun on Sunday (‘in the near future”) flies in ...Read More »
Out of the frying pan into the fire you might say for Hamish McLennan who resigned as boss of WPP-owned Y&R last year and has now taken a new role, developing ‘global brand partnerships,’ for crisis-stricken News Corporation. McLennan, an ...Read More »
US shareholders in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation are trying to gang up on Rupert Murdoch, his family and assorted cronies in an assault that, if even partly successful, will surely bring forward the day when the company’s newspapers, source of ...Read More »
The true cost is the 50 per cent uplift a successful deal to buy all of British pay-TV BSkyB would have contributed to News Corporation’s just-announced annual profits of $2.89bn. BSkyB made £1bn or $1.6bn profit in its last financial ...Read More »
The News of the World phone hacking scandal isn’t about money is it? It’s about rights and ethics and the Murdoch family’s desire to retain control of News Corporation surely. Maybe it is but sleuths at the Financial Times have ...Read More »
Now Murdoch phone hacking scandal brings down top cop Stephenson – will James Murdoch and PM David Cameron be next?
Well it seems an extraordinary idea doesn’t it? UK PM David Cameron being forced to resign over the Murdoch newspapers phone hacking scandal. But don’t rule it out. Tonight Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson (pictured) stunned just about everybody ...Read More »
Which might take some of the heat off Rupert Murdoch, facing blanket condemnation in the UK Parliament and demands that he drop News Corporation’s bid for BSkyB, except that the only new paper to be outed so far is the ...Read More »
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, an American company, could be investigated by Federal authorities if they decide paying Metropolitan Police officers in London counts as illegally trying to secure business under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Germany’s Daimler AG and ...Read More »