Tag Archives: Rupert Murdoch

Murdoch hits top speed with bid for BSkyB, digital content moves

And a pretty respectable speed it is for a man in his 80th year. Has Chinese wife Wendy been giving him some local medicines? It must have annoyed Rupert Murdoch for years that even though he controlled the cash machine ...

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Would Google bid for Premier League TV rights?

Might Google make a bid for the Premier League TV rights, the golden asset that has made BSkyB into the astonishing success it is today? That is the mischievous suggestion floated by the LoveFilm group’s digital officer Lesley MacKenzie at ...

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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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Channel Five in the UK shop window – surely Sky will make a move?

Channel Five, or Five as it likes to be known, is officially up for sale according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. The terrestrial station, which is owned by Luxembourg-based RTL which in turn is majority-owned by German media ...

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Tesco backs minimum pricing on drinks

So the mighty Tesco has spoken, coming out in favour of minimum pricing of alcoholic drinks, much to the surprise and no doubt chagrin of both its rivals and the drinks producers. Writing in today's Daily Telegraph, Tesco chief executive ...

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What will Rupert Murdoch do with his cash pile?

Well if past performance is any guide he’ll go shopping for a few more big media assets. His company News Corporation has just announced that third quarter revenue was up 19 per cent on the previous year to a stonking ...

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Does Rupert Murdoch really want to kill the New York Times?

‘The Old Gray Lady’ as the New York Times is known in the US is flagging a bit, burdened by huge debts as the advertising tide has gone out and, its critics would say, hamstrung by too many hacks who ...

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Tory spinner Andy Coulson back in the frame over phone hacking

Just when Tory leader David Cameron looked like he was back on top in the election an old ghost has returned to haunt him. His director of communications Andy Coulson is the former News of the World editor who resigned ...

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