OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky

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PostRe: Fox on course to finally purchase Sky
by NickSCFC » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:12 pm

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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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ITV's plummeting revenues though

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PostRe: Fox on course to finally purchase Sky
by Errkal » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:33 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
pjbetman wrote:
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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ITV's plummeting revenues though


ITV have very very few decent shows though. They have invested way ay too heavily in reality crap.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by KK » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:00 pm

Love Island paid off for them, eventually. ITV also do well selling programmes abroad (Bodyguard for example).

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:24 am

KK wrote:Love Island paid off for them, eventually. ITV also do well selling programmes abroad (Bodyguard for example).


Isn't the Bodyguard BBC?

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:44 am

NickSCFC wrote:
KK wrote:Love Island paid off for them, eventually. ITV also do well selling programmes abroad (Bodyguard for example).


Isn't the Bodyguard BBC?


ITV own the company that produced the show.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Garth » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:28 pm

Fox Decides to Ditch Its Stake in Sky for $15 Billion

21st Century Fox will offload its longtime 39% stake in Sky to Comcast for more than $15 billion, after the U.S. cable giant lodged the highest bid in a weekend auction of the European pay-TV heavyweight.

Fox said Wednesday it would accept the £17.28-per-share offer Comcast made in the auction, which clears the way for Comcast to take full control of Sky.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/global/fox- ... 58207/amp/

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:10 pm

Garth wrote:
Fox Decides to Ditch Its Stake in Sky for $15 Billion

21st Century Fox will offload its longtime 39% stake in Sky to Comcast for more than $15 billion, after the U.S. cable giant lodged the highest bid in a weekend auction of the European pay-TV heavyweight.

Fox said Wednesday it would accept the £17.28-per-share offer Comcast made in the auction, which clears the way for Comcast to take full control of Sky.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/global/fox- ... 58207/amp/


Wow so in total Comcast will have paid around £40bn for complete control of Sky.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Moggy » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:13 pm

I’ve never heard anything good about Comcast.

Luckily I don’t have Sky TV anymore but I still use them for internet and NowTV. :dread:

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:18 pm

I can see my subscription going in the near future with this news...

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Lagamorph » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:44 pm

We were kind of hopeful when we heard Fox were buying up shares earlier today, seemed like they were trying to get to the 51% mark, then this happened :(

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by KK » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:56 pm

You definitely don’t want to get locked into an 18 month contract with these muppets...

Quite amazing how Murdoch has completely lost his biggest creation.

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PostRe: OUTFOXED - Comcast purchase Sky
by Delusibeta » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:06 pm

Well, guess I'm not going to getting Sky, then. Comcast is notoriously crap, and apparently the Fox that was bidding was specifically 21st Century Fox (i.e. the bit that Disney is going to own).

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