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Desmond wins first round in battle for Five, now the real fight begins

Controversial UK media tycoon Richard Desmond looks to have emerged as the winner in the battle (actually more of a mild skirmish) to buy terrestrial broadcaster Five from Germany’s RTL. Now Desmond, who owns the Daily Express, Daily Star, OK! ...

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Richard Desmond to buy Five, plans OK! TV

Or it could be a terrestrial version of his porn channel Television X although that looks pretty unlikely. The controversial media tycoon, who owns the Daily Express, Daily Star and celebrity magazine OK! as well as the aforementioned specialist television ...

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Panic at Ofcom as Desmond weighs up bid for Channel 5

This is mere supposition of course, we haven’t actually observed crates of smelling salts being carried into the London riverside HQ of UK broadcast regulator Ofcom. But Daily Express and Daily Star owner Richard Desmond, former owner of the Northern ...

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Sell me the Sun Rupert says Richard Desmond

Or that’s what Daily Express and Daily Star owner Richard Desmond seemed to be saying to the BBC’s Nick Cosgrove on the Radio 4 Today programme this morning. Desmond could have just been trying to deflect attention from the $175m ...

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Sunday Times Rich List bypasses ads and media – again

If you want to join the ranks of the UK’s billionaires avoid advertising and media – or spread your interests to property, transport and metals anyway. Philip Beresford’s annual round-up of the UK’s richest (although many of them actually reside ...

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