Tag Archives: competition commission

Ofcom calls for Competition Commission scrutiny of News Corporation BSkyB bid

As we all thought it would, but what will in-the-doghouse Vince Cable’s replacement on the media front, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, decide to do? Insiders say he’d like to wave it through, Rupert Murdoch opponents say this would be outrageous. ...

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Procter & Gamble takes over from UK government as top 2010 ad spender

Procter & Gamble was the UK’s biggest ad spender in 2010 with £195m, a whopping increase on the £158m it spent in 2009 according to Nielsen figures for the Daily Telegraph. Next comes BSkyB on £168m, up from £151m and ...

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Vince Cable gaffe means it’s a clear run for News Corp in bid for BSkyB

European Commissioner Joaquin Almunia has comprehensively cleared News Corporation’s bid for UK pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB (we’d better start giving it its full moniker). This may or may not influence UK regulator Ofcom which is looking into ‘plurality’ issues. Almunia is ...

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Vince Cable in another fine pickle as EC says “you decide on Sky bid Vince”

UK coalition government business secretary Vince Cable has had a trying old time recently, being excoriated by students and their supporters for helping to push through a tripling of higher education charges (despite opposing any such thing prior to joining ...

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