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Vince Cable referral of Sky takeover to Ofcom is about money not competition

Well they’re the same aren’t they? Not exactly. Business secretary Vince Cable’s decision to refer the News Corporation bid for the 61 per cent of the Sky pay-TV broadcaster it doesn’t already own became inevitable when various other UK media ...

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U.S. papers offer brands discount deals

Is it confidence or desperation? The National Newspaper Network in the U.S. is offering advertisers results-based deals on their campaigns. If brands don’t gain at least a 10 per cent increase in sales volume from a series of ads, they’ll ...

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Richard Desmond gets his timing spot on with purchase of Five

“Bring me lucky generals,” said Napoleon. One wonders quite what l’empereur would have made of the !8th century equivalent of Richard Desmond (they’d probably have got on famously) but Dessie, who recently paid £103m for UK terrestrial broadcaster Five, seems ...

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Dawn Airey’s on her way already as Richard Desmond moves in at Five

We questioned yesterday if the combination of Five boss Dawn Airey and new owner Richard Desmond would be a marriage made in heaven, which shows that you shouldn’t pose questions to which you already have the answer. Airey, who’s been ...

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Dawn Airey and Richard Desmond – a Five marriage made in heaven?

Richard Desmond, the owner of Express Newspapers and now the new owner of UK terrestrial television channel Five, is due to address the troops tomorrow about his plans for the combined business. We don’t know what he’s going to say ...

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