Tag Archives: competition commission

OFT in surprise challenge to WPP and MediaCom over Brilliant Media acquisition

WPP’s ever-expanding gaggle of media companies – Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, GroupM and Kinetic – have been on the regulators’ radar somewhere for some time (WPP probably wouldn’t be allowed to buy Aegis for example) but Sir Martin Sorrell’s outfit probably ...

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Hacking contagion spreads to other UK newspapers

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 ...

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Murdoch contagion may spread to US, Brooks in the frame over Brown

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 ...

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Please block Murdoch BSkyB deal says UK government to OFT and Ofcom

UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is to write to media regulator Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading to ask them to look again at the News Corporation bid to buy satellite broadcaster BKyB on the grounds of (a) media ...

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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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