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Old 13-01-2017, 06:26   #61
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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People subscribing to Sky do so for the technology and the content. They don't pay their money because they love the Murdochs.
Funnily enough when I worked for ondigital so many people said they subscribed because they didn't want to put money in the dirty diggers pocket, I'd go as far as saying it was the most popular reason after exclusive champions league football matches
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Old 22-02-2017, 23:39   #62
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Yes, it's not always about the product.

Despite liking it's product, i've stopped using a certain coffeeshop because of their attitude towards tax- I know one or two who've done the same.
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:34   #63
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid could soon face UK investigation.

https://www.theguardian.com/business...century-fox-eu

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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Bah! It will go through..Our politicians are so hypocritical at times that there will be very little discussion about it from any side. Murdoch has them running scared.
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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Bah! It will go through..Our politicians are so hypocritical at times that there will be very little discussion about it from any side. Murdoch has them running scared.
Indeed exactly as many of Theresa May's insincere soundbite's a while back have utterly no substance at all thus so far..
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Petitions are pointless and give the signatories the impression they've something (e.g. the ban Trump petition, which was wholly ignored).
Far more effective for the public to just boycott all Murdoch's media outlets. However after all he's done, I guess the brain dead masses are too apathetic.
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

The culture secretary has said that she is likely to refer Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7bn takeover bid for Sky to Ofcom.

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“I have, today, written to the parties to inform them that I am ‘minded to’ issue a European intervention notice on the basis that I have concerns that there may be public interest considerations,” she said, in a statement issued minutes after the European commission confirmed that Fox had formally notified it about the takeover bid.
https://www.theguardian.com/business...rt-murdoch-fox
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

I'm not holding my breath. After all the 2nd half of the Levison report has been kicked into the long grass because it was part of the last gang's decisions.
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Back in the day, Murdoch was confident that Sky was going to be free forever (see 1:49)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrOOTF6CKNA
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

I remember that Andrew, then in 1993 the spin was that they had to start charging to provide quality entertainment blah blah blah.
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I remember that Andrew, then in 1993 the spin was that they had to start charging to provide quality entertainment blah blah blah.
I thought it was interesting in the interview when Murdoch said that they won't charge customers but will charge cable companies.
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I thought it was interesting in the interview when Murdoch said that they won't charge customers but will charge cable companies.
In the nineties, Sky used to say that they basically just viewed cable TV companies as another income stream.

These days they obviously see them as serious competition.
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Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator.

https://www.theguardian.com/business...y-bid-uk-ofcom
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator.

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Not holding my breath..
One suspects they will say we have conducted a thorough review of it all and we cannot see any problem at all with it.
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