Fox News pulled off the air in Britain
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01-09-2017, 07:25 PM
Fox News pulled off the air in Britain
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fox-news-pu...n-britain/


Quote:Sky News is taking Fox News off the air in Britain due to low viewership, Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox said in a statement. 
"Fox News is focused on the U.S. market and designed for a US audience and, accordingly, it averages only a few thousand viewers across the day in the U.K.," 21st Century Fox said in a statement to BBC News.

Quote:But the news comes amid Murdoch's bid to take over the remaining 61 percent of Sky News. In December, 21st Century Fox agreed to pay $15 billion to take full control of Sky, but British regulators who are reviewing the deal have expressed concerns about Fox News. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley told the House of Commons in June that the takeover "potentially raises public interest concerns," and referred the matter to the Competition and Markets Authority for further review. 

Quote:A source told BBC News that the decision to drop Fox News had nothing to do with the Sky bid. The source said Fox News only averaged 2,000 viewers a day, but according to BBC News, Broadcaster's Audience Research Board suggest that Fox News' average British daily viewing figures were nearly 60,000 per day in 2017.

Quote:"This emerging scandal, and the denials and obstruction by senior people at Fox, are analogous to the industrial-scale phone hacking in the U.K.," Avaaz campaign director Meredith Alexander said in a press release in June. Murdoch "is directly implicated in this, as he has been acting as CEO at Fox News since former CEO Roger Ailes was ousted in July 2016."
Fox News went off the air Tuesday at 4 p.m. local time.   

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01-09-2017, 11:29 PM
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02-09-2017, 07:43 AM
RE: Fox News pulled off the air in Britain
I wish they'd get pulled in the US, but I don't see that happening. Maybe Trump will pull them down with him...

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02-09-2017, 08:09 AM
RE: Fox News pulled off the air in Britain
(02-09-2017 07:43 AM)Dom Wrote:  I wish they'd get pulled in the US, but I don't see that happening. Maybe Trump will pull them down with him...

Ten thousand comedians just cried out in horror...

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