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What does the next decade hold for Rupert Murdoch, 80 today?

Common wisdom says that media magnate Rupert Murdoch, 80 today, is tidying up his empire with retirement in mind, hence the bid to buy the 61 per cent of pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB his News Corporation doesn’t already own. And the ...

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Can Sky News survive and prosper as an independent company?

Some say it can (The BBC’s Robert Peston who points out that the putative deal with BSkyB is likely to mean a 14-year news provider’s licence in practice), others, like former Sky News boss Andrew Neil, speaking on the BBC, ...

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Rupert Murdoch takes a £415m Shine to daughter Liz’s indie production company

It’s good to have connections isn’t it? Especially when you’re an indie producer trying to get commissions from broadcasters. Shine founder Elizabeth Murdoch has never found that much of a problem, father Rupert owning a controlling stake in Sky through ...

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Digital posters recovery leads booming UK outdoor media sector

Posters have come a long way since paper, glue and a wooden frame was all you needed to be an outdoor media owner. In the UK at any rate the outdoor media sector is booming, led by so-called digital outdoor, ...

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Suddenly there’s a threat to BSkyB’s mountain of money – pub landlady Karen Murphy from Portsmouth

According to the accepted wisdom British pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB has made its big investments in programme rights (particularly football), technology (HD and 3-D) and marketing (ten million customers) and all that’s left is for it to count the money. Which ...

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