Friday, June 26, 2009

Thought for the Day – The easy ride may be over for Sky TV

I’ve always had this theory that Sky TV plus News International represent the sort of dominant media group which should have been subject to strong regulation a long long time ago.

Sky TV has pretty much had a monopoly in supplying premium TV content outside of major cities since satellite Television began.

It seems things are about to change Ofcom the TV regulator are belatedly worried about fair competition.

I believe that Tony Blair had an arrangement with the Australian media wallah, in exchange for a pro-Labour SUN newspaper and other newspapers, a Labour government would ignore a dominant provider of telly so long as the Sun stuck with them.

Gordon Brown realistically hasn’t got a cat in hells chance of winning a general election but would still want the Sun etc on side so I just wonder if this a warning for the Murdoch lot to stay on side.

Still that’s a glib view and politics is the profession of gentlemen as we all know.

See BBC Story click here

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