Tag Archives: Jeremy Darroch

Can BT mount a serious sports challenge to Sky?

It looks like it’s giving it a damn good go with news emerging that the former UK state-owned telephone supplier is planning two new pay sports channels for football and rugby plus a third for one-off pay-per-view matches, an offer ...

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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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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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Is the Murdoch Sky ownership row about media plurality or money?

The media in the UK are ganging up on Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation empire in a bid to prevent News raising its stake in satellite pay-TV broadcaster Sky from its current 39.1 per cent to full ownership. Earlier ...

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Sky and Virgin make friends in UK broadcasting shake-up

Digital TV may be the sexy industry de nos jours, or one of them, but today’s deal twixt Sky and Virgin Media actually goes back to basics. Sky has bought Virgin’s programme-making business for £160m in return for giving Virgin ...

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