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Old 20-12-2016, 08:51   #46
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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...plus Sky isn't just satellite anymore.

I wonder if things will get any better or worse for VM & it's customers if this deal goes through?

If Murdoch had effective control of Sky anyway, I suspect it won't make any difference either way.
For anyone still doubting the control Fox has over Sky, they should consider the withdrawal of the Fox channel from the BT TV platform. Of course, it might be coincidence but that move won't have done Sky any harm but has lost Fox some revenue from BT.
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Old 20-12-2016, 14:33   #47
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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Why is this in the VM TV Service forum?
I dont know, moved to Sky forum.
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Old 20-12-2016, 16:05   #48
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Because I was interested in how this takeover would affect VM customers, to which I've come to the conclusion that it will be business as usual.

Also, Sky isn't just a satellite company anymore; they have a presence on Freeview, Freesat and streaming services.

Nevertheless, it will give exposure to Sky customers who may wish to contribute to the discussion.
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Old 20-12-2016, 17:14   #49
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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Because I was interested in how this takeover would affect VM customers,.

I agree.
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Old 22-12-2016, 13:39   #50
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

According to the first article on The Media Show yesterday, Ofcom has a regulatory duty to ensure that those holding a broadcasting licence are "fit and proper" to do so.

As this is an ongoing duty, this won't be looked at when/if they first gain control!

They will, however, want to ensure that neutrality is in place and maintained from day one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dv9hq
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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According to the first article on The Media Show yesterday, Ofcom has a regulatory duty to ensure that those holding a broadcasting licence are "fit and proper" to do so.

As this is an ongoing duty, this won't be looked at when/if they first gain control!

They will, however, want to ensure that neutrality is in place and maintained from day one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dv9hq
So the question really is whether Murdoch is "fit + proper". IMHO, he is not. His input to the EC referendum was skewed somewhat - he stated that while Downing St will listen & do as he tells them, Brussels wouldn't even listen to him.
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Old 22-12-2016, 16:04   #52
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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So the question really is whether Murdoch is "fit + proper". IMHO, he is not. His input to the EC referendum was skewed somewhat - he stated that while Downing St will listen & do as he tells them, Brussels wouldn't even listen to him.

Given that he's not British, he shouldn't have been sticking his nose into the referendum anyway, given that, whether we like it or not, he has unmerited influence.


So, to save me some research, was he a remainer or leaver? More importantly, what were his motives? We know why globalist Obama tried to use threats to make us stay in.
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

He pulls the strings at Sky already what's going to change ?
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Old 22-12-2016, 19:27   #54
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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He pulls the strings at Sky already what's going to change ?

He would officially be able to pull the strings. A distinct difference in my view.
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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He would officially be able to pull the strings. A distinct difference in my view.
And how is that going to change our lives ?
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Old 22-12-2016, 21:14   #56
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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According to the first article on The Media Show yesterday, Ofcom has a regulatory duty to ensure that those holding a broadcasting licence are "fit and proper" to do so.

As this is an ongoing duty, this won't be looked at when/if they first gain control!

They will, however, want to ensure that neutrality is in place and maintained from day one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dv9hq
I wouldn't worry Richard, a few backhanders/knighthoods and that will all be sorted. Murdoch has had every UK govt in his pocket. The hacking thing was a minor temporary inconvenience.
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Absolutely.

Still, as long as the sheep can get Sky Sports et al, I suspect most won't care at all.
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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Absolutely.

Still, as long as the sheep can get Sky Sports et al, I suspect most won't care at all.
Are you blaming Sky subscribers for the shortcomings of Murdoch
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Are you blaming Sky subscribers for the shortcomings of Murdoch
Well they do kind of provide a little of his income...
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

People subscribing to Sky do so for the technology and the content. They don't pay their money because they love the Murdochs.
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