Hunt delays decision on News Corp bid

first_img Hunt delays decision on News Corp bid Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediacenter_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years KCS-content CULTURE minister Jeremy Hunt has stalled his decision over the future of News Corp’s £7.8bn bid for Sky.Hunt says he will give News Corp more time to prove its bid will not have an adverse affect on media plurality before referring it to the Competition Commission.Media watchdog Ofcom has filed a report highlighting its concerns over the bid, which it recommends is investigated by the Competition Commission. News Corp is desperate to avoid this scenario, which will delay by at least six months its bid for the 61 per cent of the broadcaster it does not already own.Hunt was accused of showing bias towards Rupert Murdoch’s organisation, despite saying he still plans to refer the bid to the Competition Commission.A furious Sky yesterday accused Ofcom of bias in its assessment of the bid. The watchdog responded with a strongly worded statement reading: “We absolutely stand by our report which is a rigorous, thorough and independent assessment of the issues. News Corporation’s response makes a series of assertions of purported errors by Ofcom in its report.“Specifically, News Corp alleges that Ofcom did not have an open mind when considering the issue of plurality. This allegation is without foundation.” Hunt has not given a date for his final decision but is expected to decide within the next month. Tuesday 25 January 2011 9:27 pm whatsapplast_img read more