Tag Archives: culture secretary

Rupert Murdoch sells cut-price MySpace, gets green light to bid for BSkyB

Ruperr Murdoch’s 81st year could be more significant than any of the others in the media industry veteran’s long and contentious career as boss of News Corporation. Today he’s agreed to sell his social media site MySpace (acquired for $580m ...

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Sky Sports sacking Andy Gray is well out of order – have the Muppets taken over at Sky and News Corporation?

Sky Sports veteran football analyst Andy Gray has been sacked for making some mildly disobliging remarks about female line runner Sian Massey (his co-host Richard Keys was rather ruder and keeps his job). The clincher for Gray seems to have ...

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Local ad-funded TV in the UK looks like a bit of a Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt being the coalition culture secretary whose name Today programme presenter James Naughtie and then Andrew Marr got so spectacularly wrong on BBC’s Radio 4 last week. Anyway Hunt has got it into his head that the UK could ...

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