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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Murdoch no longer on course to finally purchase Sky
by Alvin Flummux » Thu May 24, 2018 4:31 am

Never thought I'd wish for a world in which Rupert Murdoch owns more of the British press. :dread:

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Murdoch no longer on course to finally purchase Sky
by NickSCFC » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:28 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-44373621

Comcast and Fox cleared to buy Sky, the latter pending on Sky selling Sky News to Disney.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Murdoch no longer on course to finally purchase Sky
by Lagamorph » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:49 pm

Thing is won't Rupert Murdoch have nothing to do with the part of Fox that's buying Sky once Disney take over Fox? Rupert Murdoch is keeping his existing news assets, but the deal was always that Disney would get all of Sky, including Sky News, so I'm really not sure where some of these "Media plurality" issues are coming from.

Unless it's Paul Dacre just twisting Theresa May's arm to strawberry float over one of his rivals.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Murdoch no longer on course to finally purchase Sky
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:03 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Thing is won't Rupert Murdoch have nothing to do with the part of Fox that's buying Sky once Disney take over Fox? Rupert Murdoch is keeping his existing news assets, but the deal was always that Disney would get all of Sky, including Sky News, so I'm really not sure where some of these "Media plurality" issues are coming from.

Unless it's Paul Dacre just twisting Theresa May's arm to strawberry float over one of his rivals.


That’s my understanding. Technically murdoch may own it for a short while whilst the Disney purchase of Fox goes through but if everything goes to plan then Disney will own murdochs shares in sky.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Murdoch no longer on course to finally purchase Sky
by Lagamorph » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:54 am



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by Green Gecko » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:30 am

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Murdoch no longer on course to finally purchase Sky
by NickSCFC » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:19 pm

Fox given government clearance for takeover

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44805046

Wonder what difference this will make, more Fox shows like Family Guy on Sky channels?

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Murdoch no longer on course to finally purchase Sky
by Lagamorph » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:42 pm

Unfortunately Comcast have upped their offer again and the recommendation to Sky shareholders at the moment is to accept the higher Comcast offer :dread:

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Murdoch no longer on course to finally purchase Sky
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:19 am

Best of luck with your raging case of corporate genital warts, Britain.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Murdoch no longer on course to finally purchase Sky
by Garth » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:29 pm

Comcast outbids Fox in auction for Sky
Comcast's dramatic shoot-out with the US entertainment giant ends 21 months of uncertainty for Sky over its ownership.

Comcast has triumphed in the auction to buy Sky plc for £30.45bn in the biggest takeover ever seen in Europe's media industry.

The US giant's victory follows a dramatic shoot-out with US entertainment giant 21st Century Fox in a rare three-round auction overseen by the Takeover Panel.

The news ends 21 months of uncertainty for Sky over its ownership.

Both companies want Sky to help them compete more effectively with the new wave of online entertainment providers, including streaming services provided by the likes of Netflix and Amazon Video, who sell their content directly to viewers.

https://news.sky.com/story/comcast-outb ... y-11505655

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Murdoch no longer on course to finally purchase Sky
by KK » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:34 pm

Terrible news.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Lagamorph » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:04 pm

strawberry float.

Might be time to start up a semi-serious job hunt. I expect the call centre staff will be doing the same, can't see Comcast resisting the urge to outsource as much as possible in the name of cost cutting.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by KK » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:18 pm

The price rises that will be required to fund this monumental bid will be interesting to watch. You see how much they are already needing to discount both Sky and NowTV (I receive half price offers on Sky Sports via NowTV on a monthly basis - the latest being Sky Sports free for a month on my phone) and you’ve got to wonder how much leeway with customers they have left.

Money will be even tighter for people in 2018/19, and the RRP on subs already feels very steep.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Lagamorph » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:21 pm

Comcast are already something like $60billion (Yes Billion not million) in debt before even making this bid, they're borrowing every penny of this bid. So add another $40billion onto that, before you even talk about interest.

The one possible silver lining is that it isn't quite a done deal, I believe Sky Shareholders still need to ratify/approve the purchase and could potentially reject it.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Tafdolphin » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:30 pm

Anyone mind laying out why Comcast are worse than Fox?

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:32 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Anyone mind laying out why Comcast are worse than Fox?


They run a large cable service in the US and are reportedly awful from a number of perspectives, products, customer service etc

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Tafdolphin » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:35 pm

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Tafdolphin wrote:Anyone mind laying out why Comcast are worse than Fox?


They run a large cable service in the US and are reportedly awful from a number of perspectives, products, customer service etc


But have they purposefully mounted a sustained attempt to undermine the concept of western democracy?

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Alvin Flummux » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:36 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Anyone mind laying out why Comcast are worse than Fox?


Their pricing plans are confusing as strawberry float, they'll routinely throttle your internet (Netflix sued them over this IIRC, pretty sure they did it even while net neutrality was in effect), they have generally shitty bandwidth, customer service so bad it has made some critics accuse the company of outright fraud. They may even have got one of their customers fired, on purpose.

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Tafdolphin wrote:Anyone mind laying out why Comcast are worse than Fox?


They run a large cable service in the US and are reportedly awful from a number of perspectives, products, customer service etc


But have they purposefully mounted a sustained attempt to undermine the concept of western democracy?


By lobbying against net neutrality, yes, they have.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by NickSCFC » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:43 pm

How might this affect the output on channels/services like Sky Atlantic and NowTV.

HBO shows are the best thing about Sky right now.

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PostRe: Fox on course to finally purchase Sky
by pjbetman » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:39 pm

TigaSefi wrote:18billion is a lot of money for a shrinking medium of you know paying a sub to watch tv through conventional means. I mean I only turn on the TV to play games. I am curious to how they make a profit through a high churn rate and low take up on new subs.



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