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DJGM2,562 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
As expected, campaigning website 38Degrees.org.uk has launched a petition in the hope of preventing Murdoch taking full control of Sky. As I type this, the petition is getting close to its 100,000 signature total.

38Degrees.org.uk - Stop Murdoch taking over Sky

While I have signed the petition, I doubt that it'll have much success. Online petitions are hit and miss, so while we have a communications regulator that has no teeth, and a very pro-business Tory government, unfortunately it seems very likely that Murdoch's Money Vultures will gain 100% ownership sometime next year.
"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" on Roch Valley Radio is on temporary hiatus due to admin delays with the local NHS Trust. Long story!
London Lite8,069 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
As much as I despise Murdoch's print operations, I really don't see how Sky will change for the worst with 21st Century Fox in charge. Sky News despite dumbing down in some instances (The Pledge), still hasn't become Fox News with bleach blonde presenters pumping out Tory propaganda.
Larry the Loafer4,646 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
They wouldn't keep sky 2, and although they might not change Sky News entirely, I believe they would add an extra "FOX" to the front of the name (FOX Sky News)
Updated List:
Sky 1 - FOX Sky 1 or FOX Sky Entertainment
Sky Living - FOX Sky Living
Sky Atlantic - FOX Sky Atlantic
Sky Arts - FOX Sky Arts
Sky News - FOX Sky News


Sounds far too much like "F**k Sky 1" et al.
DJGM2,562 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
as expected ....




... there'd have been a right row if it wasn't


Thanks in no small way to 319,000 people who signed a major petition on a campaigning website, a crowdfunded advert in a national newspaper, leaflet hand outs in Westminster and a large mobile billboard. The Culture Secretary had very little choice in the matter!


"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" on Roch Valley Radio is on temporary hiatus due to admin delays with the local NHS Trust. Long story!
TROGGLES985 posts since 3 Sep 2005
London London
No doubt they will go through the motions but the Tories are so far up the Murdochs' rear areas its bound to happen - unless a Max Mosely figure comes along and destroys the dirty digger and his family operations again.
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
DVB Cornwall6,973 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
BREAKING ...



Wasn't expecting that at all. Significant delay to the process now. My feeling was either a straight approval or an approval with conditions.
London Lite8,069 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
With a weakened minority Conservative government, it's no real surprise that this issue couldn't just be approved when there's public pressure against the takeover.

I still think it'll get through eventually with conditions.
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