Tag Archives: ofcom

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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UK government to clamp down on sexy images aimed at children

‘Let children be children’ was launched today by Reg Bailey, chief executive of Mother’s Union, at a primary school in Balham, London. It is the second government review into the commercial world in three years, and has the personal backing ...

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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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UK’s Advertising Association hires Fishburn Hedges in hope of PR boost

Advertising Association boss Tim Lefroy probably has high hopes of his new PR campaign, called Advertising Matters, and the PR agency Fishburn Hedges that’s been appointed to handle it. But we seem to have been here before. From time to ...

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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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