Hunt delays decision on News Corp bid

first_img Hunt delays decision on News Corp bid whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Tuesday 25 January 2011 9:27 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ 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. Tags: NULLlast_img read more