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News Comcast beats Fox to Sky acquisition

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 24 Sep 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Thank goodness Murdoch didn't get his grubby little hands on it, is all i can say.

    I think the first sentence should read "offering a deal work worth nearly.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It most certainly should - I'll go fix, ta!
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

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    Yeah although he'll make a pretty penny out of it.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Murdoch or Comcast- it's like the frying pan and fire analogy.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    The lesser of two weasels. Marginally.
     
  7. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    That’s not what friends I have in America would say

    Prepare for price increases to fund this wonderful take over
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    As big a bunch of cockwombles comcast are, in the eyes of many they're preferable to Fox/Murdoch...

    ...but that is like saying being shot is preferable to being burned alive.
     
  9. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    I was wondering about that but as the only thing i know about Comcast is that it's an American company (it is isn't it?) i guessed that it couldn't be as bad as Murdoch.
     
  10. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    They might be one of the few you could convincingly argue were worse. They are routinely caught lying to customers (data caps and exit charges are required by US Federal Law apparently), inserting extra charges without notice and they're notorious for throttling people's connections when they use certain website and services. They're arguably the biggest lobbyist against net neutrality too.

    Comcast getting Sky over Fox is rather like dodging Satan only to wonder into the path of Apophis.
     
  11. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    It wasn't really about Fox vs Comcast, Fox were simply a proxy for Disney (Disney having agreed to buy all of Fox's assets - inc. Sky). However Comcast have won, at a very inflated cost.
     
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