Tag Archives: Jeremy Hunt

New UK local TV network plays hunt the viewer

There’s something about local TV, in the UK anyway, that makes most people yawn (I’ll be keeping an eye out to see how many of you read this). Now Jeremy Hunt, former Culture Secretary who foisted local TV on the ...

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Leveson is side-tracked by the politicians but Rebekah Brooks’ day in court may be the clincher

The UK’s Leveson Inquiry into media ethics, set up by PM David Cameron to take the heat off politicians for their cosy relationships with law-breaking newspaper groups, has well and truly backfired. For Cameron and co obviously, because their cringe-making ...

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Craig Oliver and Norman Smith Leveson spat shows why spinners and hacks will always hate each other

The Leveson Inquiry entertainment goes on, with Tony Blair appearing earlier this week and being engagingly Tony-ish (the bastard), education secretary Michael Gove (a former employee of Rupert Murdoch as a journalist at the The Times) annoying his lordship with ...

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What a busy week: Facebook IPO fiasco, Adam & Eve goes for mind-boggling £60m, Jeremy Hunt on way out and why aren’t we on Google News?

OK, let’s take it from the top: Facebook’s IPO was a fiasco as there was clearly information available about the company’s struggle to reach ad revenue targets that were made available to some investors (the big boys) and not the ...

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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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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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