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Sky ITV stake: Fair Trading probe
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched a formal investigation into BSkyB's purchase of a 17.9% stake in struggling ITV.
The OFT inquiry will decide whether the recent £940 million investment by Rupert Murdoch's satellite firm in ITV represents a merger which could threaten competition in UK broadcasting.
The shock move by Sky in November scuppered NTL's £5 billion bid for ITV and sparked a furious reaction from Sir Richard Branson, NTL's biggest shareholder.
Sir Richard branded Sky's investment "a blatant attempt to distort competition" and called on the authorities to intervene.
The Virgin boss also said the Government should "stand up" to Mr Murdoch and the dominance of his media empire, which includes The Times, News of the World and Sun newspapers.
TimesONLINE.uk – Web wide News Corp propaganda ALERT!!!
Posted August 19th, 2007 by jo
The Sunday Times is apparently fabricating.
Somebody, somewhere, it seems, is desperate to create a ripple of unease or panic or heavyhanded reaction.
Hold steady at the helm, Climate Campers !
Let’s dissect this piece idea by idea for possible "porky pies" :-
I don't know man.I first read about israel bombing Syria on that website.It was like the first or second website to have it.Also later that day right now the major websites like Faux,CNN,and also the Syrian daily.
So this website was the first to carry the story,or damm close to it.I put it on my favorites but now I will take everything I see with a grain of salt.Although if you compaired it to Fox then it must have valuable information.
Originally posted by BitRaiser
National Geographic Channel (50%)
I also find his involvement with National Geographic to be a bit disturbing as it's one of those institutions that I personally think of as being dedicated to truth and facts.
Discovery Communications names David Zaslav CEO
Zaslav is the second high-ranking NBC executive to leave for Washington in two days, following Randy Falco on Wednesday, who will take over AOL from chief executive Jonathan F. Miller. NBC Universal said last month that it will cut 700 jobs and slash $750 million from its budget by the end of 2008, as it trims costs to pay for expansion into digital delivery of content.
Originally posted by iskander
It’s a lot worse then that.
Discovery Communications, LLC is now Discovery Times, because News Corp owns 50% of it. It only takes 1% to own the control packet.
Discovery Times holds an entire family of “educational” TV line up; History, TLC, Animal channel, Discovery Kids, Military Channel, etc.
Originally posted by Beachcoma
Maybe I'll keep the one with the animals. I don't see how they can use animals for political propaganda.
Originally posted by Project_Silo
...it must have valuable information.
I say that because even if it is a lie,it is easy as hell to see what they are trying to get you to think,or what the bigger picture is.By compairing many websites with many opinions and twists to the story,I find you come out with a general idea of what the real deal is.
Originally posted by iskander
reply to post by Project_Silo
Project_Silo, let’s stick to the topic at hand. I’ll respond to you in the proper thread.