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....Amazon and Facebook are likely to bid for Premier League streaming rights, which will further escalate the huge financial boom for England’s top clubs, the Manchester United vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, has said. In his quarterly call with bank executives who invest in United’s shares on the New York stock exchange, Woodward said the pair were very interested in the last round of rights deals for 2016-19, which the Premier League sold primarily to BSkyB and BT for £8. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Amazon and Facebook keen on Premier League rights, say Manchester United image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 06:41:33 PM
....Amazon and Facebook are likely to bid for Premier League streaming rights, which will further escalate the huge financial boom for England’s top clubs, the Manchester United vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, has said. In his quarterly call with bank executives who invest in United’s shares on the New York stock exchange, Woodward said the pair were very interested in the last round of rights deals for 2016-19, which the Premier League sold primarily to BSkyB and BT for £8. ...
Deal or no deal, Sky is the regulators’ hardest ever test image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 06:00:33 AM
....Weak governments put off making tough choices. Which is obviously one reason why the culture secretary plants more acres of long grass whenever the next decisions about the Murdoch takeover of Sky have to be taken. ...
The elderly could do with a national wealthcare service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... The banks have a role to play here. Barclays has a great “digital eagles” programme that gives practical support to older adults at “tea and teach” sessions, helping them set up passwords, send emails, shop online and use Skype and Facetime. ...
Lucky us – it’s an offer we can’t refuse from the Murdochs | Marina Hyde image
....This week, however, someone declined to hand over their valuables. The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, has been considering the bid by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox for the remaining 61% of Sky that it doesn’t own. ...
What's the cheapest way of buying an iPhone 8? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 12:04:32 PM
.... Combined with a low-cost contract or pay-as-you-go sim, such as the £5 plan offered by O2’s corporate sibling Giffgaff, the cost of owning the phone for two years is £819 – lower than any competing deal of the major retailers we reviewed. Only one mobile phone operator deal came close to offering better value for money: Sky Mobile charges an up-front fee of £99, with a monthly cost of £37 for the first 12 months and £28 for the second 12 months – a total outlay of £879. ...
Crushing morale, killing productivity – why do offices put up with meetings? | Simon Jenkins image
....While we can take that with a pinch of salt, it feeds a wider meetings malaise. All the revolutions of the internet – Skype, Facebook, Twitter – have not diminished humankind’s craving to gather in tedious conclave. ...
James Murdoch warns No 10 not to shun Fox's Sky bid in Brexit run-up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 12:44:18 PM
. James Murdoch has warned the government not to turn its back on 21st Century Fox’s bid for Sky as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, claiming Brexit makes it more important than ever that the country attracts investment. ...
Murdochs' £11.7bn Sky takeover bid referred to competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 09:38:30 AM
....The Murdoch family’s proposed £11. 7bn takeover of Sky has been referred to the Competition and Markets Authority for further investigation. ...
Build-to-rent – the solution to Britain's housing crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 05:00:33 AM
....The rent includes utility bills and ultra-fast broadband. Communal lounge areas adjacent to the entrance come with kitchenettes and Sky TV; there is a residents’ gym and screening room;and a concierge is on hand 24 hours a day to deal with deliveries and emergencies. ...
Might, not right: betting firms get their due on fixed-odds machines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:27:29 PM
.... Stay well away. They believe in better at Sky, or should that be more? The chief executive, Jeremy Darroch, has emerged again as one of the best-paid CEOs in the FTSE 100. ...
Sky chief executive's pay quadruples to £16m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 03:44:16 PM
. Sky’s chief executive, Jeremy Darroch, was paid more than £16m in the year to the end of June, despite a hefty fall in annual profits at the broadcaster’s UK and Ireland business. ...
Betting firms could be fined over ads 'targeting vulnerable people' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:01:48 PM
....Four betting firms could face fines over adverts disguised as news articles that “targeted vulnerable people” with claims about a gambler who cleared his debts and paid for his wife’s medical treatment by playing online casino games. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld complaints against Ladbrokes, 888, SkyBet and Casumo over adverts placed by “affiliates”, which are agencies paid to directi gamblers to online casinos and bookmakers. ...
Murdochs' Sky bid isn't the slam dunk it looked a month ago | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 08:00:31 PM
....The Murdochs, as the Labour MP Tom Watson gleefully noted, will be furious. In a one-dimensional fight at the Competition and Markets Authority over media plurality, the Murdoch clan would start as heavy favourites to get 21st Century Fox’s bid for full control of Sky over the line. ...
Murdochs' Sky takeover bid to be referred to competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:33:35 PM
....The Murdochs face the biggest investigation into their record as media owners since the Leveson inquiry after the culture secretary said their proposed £11. 7bn takeover of Sky should face a further six-month inquiry. ...
Labour to force vote in Commons on scrapping public sector pay cap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 11:26:31 AM
....May and the chancellor, Philip Hammond, would have to decide either to cut spending or hike taxes to pay for it, Lord Macpherson said. Ashworth told Sky News’s Sunday with Niall Paterson: “What the government needs to do is understand the concerns of the people who work in our National Health Service and wider public services and get rid of this pay cap. ...
PR execs behaving badly... What else would you expect? | Catherine Bennett image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:04:21 PM
.... It’s fine, for instance, for PRs to use Victoria Pendleton to sanitise gambling company Betfair; for Portland, with its staff of ex-Blairites, to help out Putin, then Qatar; for the picked-on Matthew Freud, lobbyist for the junk food industry, to double as adviser to the Department of Health on healthy eating. As grotesque as it may be for a journalist to criticise members of any other trade, there is, along with the arrival of patchy, much of it Leveson-induced, press self-regulation, evidence of healthy public suspicion about the business and political interests behind, for instance, the Sun’s pro-Sky stories and the Times’s Trump promotion. ...
Bell Pottinger could go under within days, sources claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 06:47:15 PM
....“Bell Pottinger is in discussions with BDO about a restructuring of the business,” said a spokesman for the agency, which was founded by Margaret Thatcher’s favourite PR adviser Lord Bell along with Piers Pottinger in 1987 and employs about 250 people. Staff were told on Thursday that the company’s financial situation was so fragile that they could have their employment terminated immediately, according to Sky News. ...
Amazon and Apple join race for James Bond distribution rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 04:54:45 PM
....But the emergence of Apple and Amazon, which bought the US book rights to Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels in 2012, suggests MGM and Eon are considering a wider deal. The TV rights are sold to broadcasters around the world, with Sky the first to get Bond movies in the UK, but an agreement with Apple or Amazon could change that, according to analysts. ...
Government asks big companies to sign letter backing Brexit strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 04:24:03 PM
....No 10 has been asking major UK companies to sign a letter supporting its Brexit strategy, despite concerns in the corporate world about how immigration and trade will be affected. The letter, first seen by Sky News, was circulated to some FTSE 100 chiefs and others leaders but it was soon leaked by a company furious that Downing Street wanted it to support a plan that would be damaging to the interests of businesses. ...
Leaked immigration plans ‘catastrophic’ for industry, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:16:38 AM
....Downing Street faced a second embarrassing leak in 24 hours after it emerged No 10 has been asking business leaders to sign a letter supporting its Brexit strategy. The document, leaked to Sky News, was circulated to a number of FTSE 100 company chiefs with a request that they consider signing the letter by Friday. ...
Ban betting firms from sponsoring football shirts, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 11:01:15 PM
.... In a study of three episodes of the BBC’s flagship football highlights programme Match of the Day, researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London found that gambling logos or branding appeared on screen for between 71% and 89% of the show’s running time. Despite the fact that Sky broadcasts adverts, the research found that in some cases the percentage of screen time enjoyed by gambling firms during a live football broadcast was as low as 68%. ...
We’re addicted to debt and headed for a crash. It could be worse than 2007 | Zoe Williams image
.... Economists are interested in where that money comes from – whether it’s access to credit, selling assets or spending savings. The government is presumably, in some dusty corner, interested in why that money is needed, whether it is a result of pauperised wages– real wage growth is negative and looks set to decrease – benefit changes, or some rush of blood to the head where we all suddenly need Sky Sports and cigarettes but aren’t prepared to work for them. ...
Rupert Murdoch's proposed Sky takeover reaches endgame image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 01:29:22 PM
. MPs return from their summer breaks next week and one of the first issues on the agenda will be 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky. ...
Ryanair chief: May should be doing Brexit deal, not drinking sake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 02:30:49 PM
....As airline schedules and flight bookings released almost a year in advance, Ryanair insists it needs legal certainty before autumn 2018 in order to sell flights departing after March 2019, when Brexit takes effect. He also criticised Theresa May on Sky News: “I fail to see what she’s doing in Japan for three days at the moment, why she’s not in Brussels or in Frankfurt or in Paris, which is where these negotiations need to take place. ...
Problem gamblers place up to 90 bets a day and bet in middle of night image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 05:08:28 AM
....Remote gambling accounts for about 40% of the £15bn-a-year UK industry. More than 10,000 online customers of companies including Ladbrokes, Bet365, William Hill and Sky Betting and Gaming allowed access to their data as part of the study. ...
Sky stops broadcasting rightwing US channel Fox News in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 03:00:00 PM
....Rupert Murdoch has taken the rightwing US channel Fox News off the air in the UK after 15 years. His US media group 21st Century Fox said it would withdraw Fox News from Sky in the UK on Tuesday because it no longer regarded the service as commercially viable. ...
UK TV industry risks losing £1bn a year to Amazon, YouTube and Facebook image
. Traditional broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky could lose a combined £1bn per year if rival services from Amazon, Facebook and YouTube become dominant players in the TV industry over the next decade. ...
Amazon TV hints at significant expansion into sport broadcasting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 03:35:05 PM
....Amazon recently won the rights to broadcast the ATP World Tour, the main men’s tennis tour. These rights are currently held by Sky and allow it to show the end-of-year ATP World Tour finals, won by Andy Murray last year at the O2 arena in London. ...
Dixons Carphone warns on profits as customers keep phones for longer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 07:26:47 AM
....”. Broker Exane BNP Paribas had already downgraded Dixons to “underperform” earlier this month, pointing to changes in the mobile phone market and new competitors such as BT and Sky. ...
Ofcom could face judicial review over Murdoch's Sky takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 06:12:54 PM
. A campaigning group opposed to Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of Sky is threatening a legal challenge to the media regulator’s ruling that the broadcaster would remain “fit and proper” to hold a UK licence if it was snapped up by 21st Century Fox. ...
Will 2017 be Rupert Murdoch's summer of despair? | Jill Abramson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 10:00:36 AM
.... Ailes died earlier this year. The future of Murdoch’s media empire and his company, 21st Century Fox, could depend on the pending approval of his $12bn takeover of Sky News. ...
Broadband deals: Stop overpaying for internet contracts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:20:00 AM
....Deals change all the time, with many available only for a limited period. For example, TalkTalk TV currently offers fast broadband and Sky Sports from £28. ...
Fox’s chances of securing Sky depend on the football result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 05:59:06 AM
. The threat of greater regulatory scrutiny and a dip in Sky’s share price weighed on Rupert Murdoch’s ambitions to take full control of the satellite broadcaster last week. ...
Sky faces paying extra £1.8bn for Premier League broadcast rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 04:10:07 PM
. Sky could be forced to pay an extra £600m annually to retain the lion’s share of Premier League matches when the next rights auction launches this year, with Amazon emerging as a potential competitor for the biggest prize in UK sport broadcasting. ...
Mass tourism is at a tipping point – but we’re all part of the problem | Martin Kettle image
.... Last week I read a stress-inducing story in the Times about appalling passport-check delays at Milan airport; three days later, I walked through those selfsame passport gates with only a brief and courteous check. Nevertheless, when places from the Mediterranean to the Isle of Skye all start complaining more or less simultaneously about the sheer pressure of tourist numbers in their streets and beauty spots, as has happened this August, it feels as if the always uneasy balance between the visited and the visitors has gone beyond a tipping point. ...
Stock market crash: how Slater and Gordon became a casualty of the neoliberal dream | Richard Ackland image
....Slater and Gordon was not deterred when it was known at the time of the purchase that Quindell’s accounting practices, according to PwC, were “aggressive and unacceptable”. Quindell started out as the management company for the Skylark Golf and Country Club in Hampshire. ...
Sky set to retain live Football League rights in £180m-a-year deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 09:38:39 PM
. Sky is set to retain the rights to the Football League in a blockbuster bidding battle with BT that has seen the price as much as double to £180m a season. ...
Mazda boosts petrol engine efficiency in fresh blow to diesel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 06:06:32 PM
....”. But Mazda said its Skyactiv-X engine would have spark plugs that would be used in certain situations such as at low temperatures. ...
Murdoch’s Sky takeover bid delayed as Ofcom is asked for further input image
. Rupert Murdoch’s proposed takeover of Sky has met with further delays after the government asked the media regulator to conduct further analysis of the mogul and his company’s adherence to broadcasting standards. ...
How Netflix can spawn a Marvel-style Millarworld superhero universe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 12:30:44 PM
....Netflix have a guarantee that Millar and his team will continue to develop new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label, even if they won’t relocate to the US anytime soon. The 47-year old, from the town of Coatbridge in north Lanarkshire, said in a recent interview that he visits the US once a year and conducts the rest of his transatlantic business by phone or Skype. ...
Average UK broadband speed slower than most of Europe, report finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 05:01:30 AM
....Ofcom has set a goal of delivering a minimum of 10Mbps broadband to all UK households. This is the minimum speed the media regulator deems necessary to cope with a typical family’s internet needs such as streaming Netflix, downloading a film on Sky and browsing the internet. ...
Netflix buys comic book company behind Kick-Ass and Kingsman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 03:20:12 PM
....Netflix said Millar, who received an MBE for services to film and literature in 2013, and his company would remain based in Glasgow. Millar, from the town of Coatbridge in north Lanarkshire, said in a recent interview that he visits the US once a year and conducts the rest of his transatlantic business by phone or Skype. ...
Seriously, why do we still use cash? | Jenny Colgan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 10:24:07 AM
.... It carries your life the way the Doctor Who Ood carry their brains in their hands, so it might as well be your wallet too. Giving over the last physical reminders of currency, including those stupid gigantic two pences, wouldn’t change the fact that if you have any money at all, the banking system controls most of it already and when Skynet (the AI system from the Terminator films) happens, that local bumwad money that’s messing up the drawers in your house isn’t going to alter the dystopia that much. ...
The day the credit crunch began, 10 years on: 'the world changed' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:15:56 PM
....The next day, a Friday, King and Darling attended a meeting of EU finance ministers and central bank governors just outside Lisbon. “I was standing with Mervyn looking at Sky News, which was on every available space, and just looking at the queues, which were getting longer,” said Darling “I thought that when we made the announcement [about the lender of last resort facility] it would reassure people. ...
Amazon outbids Sky to win exclusive ATP tour tennis rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 11:26:47 AM
. Tennis fans wanting to watch Andy Murray and Roger Federer on a regular basis through the season will have to pick up an Amazon subscription, after the US digital giant nabbed the UK rights to the ATP World Tour from Sky. ...
British Gas raises electricity prices by 12.5% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 06:50:36 AM
....Iain Conn, Centrica’s chief executive, defended the move, saying the electricity price rise was the first since November 2013 and reflected a 16% rise in the cost of energy and delivery to customers’ homes since 2014. “We haven’t taken the decision lightly,” he said on Sky News. ...
BT offers to bring fast broadband to every rural community by 2020 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 11:04:03 PM
....7 million households do not get the broadband speeds they pay for. Shapps’s report said that Ofcom, the regulator, should make providers such as BT, Sky and TalkTalk pay compensation if they fail to deliver promised speeds. ...
Generation rent: why I'll never live in a three-bed cottage on the Yorkshire fells image
.... You could easily lose your guests in the three reception rooms, or the vitamin D-filled oasis of the sunroom. The force is strong with this one, a place so blissful not even the complete Sky bundle could disturb it. ...
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London's Walkie Talkie building sold for record-breaking £1.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:22:56 PM
.... He admitted that “a lot of mistakes” had been made with the Walkie Talkie that needed to be put right. On the top of the building is the three-storey Sky Garden visitor attraction, offering bars and restaurants, and the larger floors at the top of the structure make the most of views over London. ...
AstraZeneca boss Pascal Soriot's 'pivotal' year is turning out horribly | Nils Pratley image
.... But half a billion, here and there, saps investors’ enthusiasm. Sky’s outside shareholders won’t care how much its chief executive, Jeremy Darroch, and finance director, Andrew Griffith, earn as long as they get their hands on Rupert Murdoch’s takeover cash eventually. ...
ITV chairman says it will never reveal how much it pays its stars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 08:52:21 AM
....Bazalgette said ITV was already striving to increase the diversity of on- and off-air talent in its ranks as a member of an industry initiative called Project Diamond, which measures the ethnic, gender and sexual orientation makeup of the British television industry. The project also counts the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky as participants. ...
Ed Sheeran fever helps drive rise of more than 10% in UK music sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 03:33:16 PM
....98bn, up £180m and double the 3% growth rate in the same period last year. The video sector, which includes sales of DVDs as well as paid-for film and TV downloads and streams from the likes of Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Sky Store, increased by 1. ...
Frankly, banks – it’s time to give a damn about your image image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... She will replace Adam Crozier, who left the company last month. On the following day come full-year numbers from Sky, which is playing a key role in a corporate drama of its own with culture secretary Karen Bradley deciding whether to ask the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to investigate Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over the group. ...
The promise of a new era at Sports Direct must also mean new personnel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 06:48:36 PM
.... But, even when one person owns 62% of the shares, the chairman should still command the respect of other shareholders. Are the Murdochs getting rattled by the delays to their takeover bid for Sky?. ...
Culture secretary keeps Rupert Murdoch waiting over Sky deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:26:27 AM
. Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over Sky has been dealt a blow after the culture secretary said she needed more time to deliberate before calling in the competition regulator after being inundated with tens of thousands of submissions opposing the £11. ...
Netflix tops 100m subscribers as it draws worldwide audience image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 09:49:29 AM
....5tn. Netflix has seen its share price rocket 64% over the past year – it is worth almost four times as much as Sky – but it still only ranks as the minnow of the group. ...
Rupert Murdoch ‘could use Sky data trove for political ends’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 09:00:03 PM
. One of the “largest and most sophisticated datasets in the country” – including the TV viewing, internet and phone records of 13 million households – could be misused for political purposes if Rupert Murdoch is allowed to proceed with his plan to buy out Sky, six members of the House of Lords claim in a letter to the Observer. ...
Ofcom made serious errors over Murdoch Sky bid, say high-profile MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 03:31:40 PM
. A group of high-profile senior MPs have claimed that Ofcom made a “serious legal error” in its handling of Rupert Murdoch’s bid for Sky and could face a judicial review unless the government orders a full investigation into the threat to broadcasting standards from the deal. ...
Rupert Murdoch will not offer new Sky deal to culture secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 03:18:55 PM
. Rupert Murdoch will not look to strike a deal with the culture secretary, Karen Bradley, to make Sky News more independent and fast-track his £11. ...
Channel 4 chief David Abraham receives record pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 01:25:12 PM
....The broadcaster made record revenues of £995m and experienced a growth of more than 20% in viewing and revenues from on-demand service All4 to more than £100m. Channel 4’s chairman, Charles Gurassa, defended Abraham’s pay: “If you look at [former ITV chief] Adam Crozier’s pay or look at the pay at Sky – not even the chief executive, look at the finance director – they earn 2. ...
Decade in the doldrums for hard-hit savers as low interest rates remain the same image
....”. Low rates are making life even harder for young people too with Elliott Silk, head of commercial at wealth managers Sanlam, saying that many are walking into a “retirement black hole”: “Sky-high rent, living costs and student loan repayments are also having a detrimental impact on their ability to think about longer term saving. ...
How much?? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 10:26:38 PM
.... . Often he'll offer to tutor by Skype, but occasionally when he's offered a "stupid amount of money" he'll agree to fly out. ...
BT Sport wins TV rights to European rugby union image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:30:43 AM
....BT Sport also has the rights to the Aviva Premiership and the Anglo-Welsh Cup, It will show up to 69 live premiership matches this season. The new European deal will kick in after the forthcoming season, the last of the current deal which has seen both BT Sport and Sky Sports sharing the rights to broadcast the competitions. ...
Deliveroo set to become a tech 'unicorn' as investors seek a slice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:57:55 AM
....If Deliveroo secures the predicted injection of funds, the valuation could be as high as $1. 5bn, according to Sky News. ...
Murdochs or the Enlightenment? Only one will take Britain forward | Will Hutton image
.... It is also how we decide areas crucial to our national life and culture. Thus the current incoherent drama of 21st Century Fox bidding for the balance of Sky it does not own. ...
The Guardian view on Murdoch’s Sky takeover: not a done deal | Editorial image
....Did a smile steal across the face of Rupert Murdoch? It probably did so when the culture secretary Karen Bradley stood up in parliament on Thursday. While the billionaire was told his bid to buy the 61% of Sky that he does not own could give him too much power over the news and the political process in Britain, Mr Murdoch would have also heard that he and his family were “fit and proper” holders of a UK broadcast licence. ...
Ofcom has concerns about Murdoch power in UK if Sky bid allowed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 06:55:06 PM
. Ofcom has published two in-depth reports on 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky which demonstrate why it has concerns about the Murdochs’ influence on UK news and politics if the deal goes through. ...
Sky-Fox takeover deal likely to face competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:12:56 PM
. The culture secretary has said she is "minded to" refer Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky to the competition watchdog. ...
HSBC ends up but FTSE ends lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:05:38 PM
....Glencore and Rio Tinto and Antofagasta were both up by more than 2%. Shares in Sky also performed well despite a probable referral to competition authorities of Murdoch giant Fox's plan to take it over fully. ...
The Tories must rein in Rupert Murdoch and block the Sky deal | Tom Watson image
.... I’m not holding my breath. The culture secretary’s statement that she’s minded to refer Fox’s bid for Sky to the Competition and Markets Authority is no surprise. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid is now very likely to succeed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:01:16 PM
....Rupert Murdoch will be smiling. A possible referral of the Sky bid to the competition authorities is a setback, but the overall plot is moving perfectly satisfactorily from his point of view. ...
Labour MPs warn ministers against ‘grubby deal with Murdochs’ over Sky image
....Labour politicians told ministers “not to do a grubby deal with the Murdochs” in order to push through 21st Century Fox’s £11. 7bn takeover of Sky after Ofcom warned there were serious concerns that any takeover would hand the family increased influence over news and politics in the UK . ...
BT tops complaints league for broadband and pay-TV users image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 12:12:21 PM
....BT’s subsidiaries Plusnet and EE were the third and fourth most-complained about broadband suppliers, with 25 and 24 complaints per 100,000 subscribers respectively. Ofcom found that Sky had the fewest disgruntled broadband customers, with just eight complaints per 100,000 subscribers, followed by Virgin Media with 13. ...

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