Fox on course to finally purchase Sky

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PostRe: Fox on course to finally purchase Sky
by OrangeRakoon » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:33 pm

This shouldn't matter because no one should pay for Sky

Or at least if they must because they love sports, only watch Sky Sports so never see the news anyway

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by NickSCFC » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:52 pm

Disney offers to buy Sky

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... n-takeover

Disney has offered to buy Sky News to help Rupert Murdoch push through his £11.7bn takeover of Sky by allaying fears he will control too much of the UK news media.

Murdoch’s bid is being scrutinised by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) amid concerns that buying the 61% of Sky his company 21st Century Fox does not already own will give him too much media influence. The Murdoch family also controls News UK, the owner of the Times and the Sun, and the radio station TalkSport.

Disney has “expressed interest” in buying Sky News, a move that would clear media plurality concerns and pave the way for its own $66bn (£47bn) takeover of most of Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, including all of Sky.

“The Walt Disney Company has expressed an interest in acquiring Sky News, with a view to adding it to Disney’s existing portfolio of television channels, whether or not Disney’s proposed acquisition of 21st Century Fox proceeds,” said Fox in a statement.

Disney, which has called Sky a “crown jewel” Fox asset, said it would “agree to sustain the operating capital of Sky News and maintain its editorial independence”.

The entertainment company said buying Sky News was not conditional on a successful takeover of Fox.

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PostRe: Fox on course to finally purchase Sky
by Green Gecko » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:22 pm

Well Disney are harmless, they just make cartoons about talking animals and gnomes. The fact it was founded by a racist, misogynist fascist bigot needn't concern anyone.

After all, corporations are just people, they even have the same rights in the US.

Seriously though, total media ownership by anyone is a bad thing.

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PostRe: Fox on course to finally purchase Sky
by Lagamorph » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:23 pm

Still, better Disney than Comcast.

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by TigaSefi » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:00 pm

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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by KK » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:13 pm

I think Sky has that covered in the short to medium term by also offering the entire SkyQ service through broadband (which I suppose could theoretically open up the possibility of SkyQ boxes being sold in-store as well for self installation) and then beyond that with NowTV, which is FINALLY upgrading to 1080p in a few months.

I think there's been some resistance to upgrading NowTV too quickly so as not to cannibalise the main Sky service. What you have is this sort of halfway house at the moment (being able to pause and rewind TV but not record onto a NowTV box or into the Cloud, something you can now do in the USA).

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by Floex » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:58 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.


This is such a misconception. Television is so strong right now, we might change or add to how we view ondemand but television isn’t going anywhere.

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PostRe: Fox on course to finally purchase Sky
by Photek » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:32 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Well Disney are harmless, they just make cartoons about talking animals and gnomes. The fact it was founded by a racist, misogynist fascist bigot needn't concern anyone.

After all, corporations are just people, they even have the same rights in the US.

Seriously though, total media ownership by anyone is a bad thing.

I hope you don’t drive a Ford.

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by Green Gecko » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:05 pm

I don't drive at all :lol:

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PostRe: Fox on course to finally purchase Sky
by Saint of Killers » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:40 am

So things keep getting interesting, eh...

21st Century Fox's London office raided in market abuse inquiry

Other sports broadcasters in EU countries were also raided by European commission officials

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/ ... an-offices

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