Guardian: Pressure grows to refer Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to Ofcom

December 12, 2016 , ,

Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, is under growing pressure to refer Rupert Murdoch’s £11.2bn proposed bid for full control of television broadcaster Sky to the media watchdog, as MPs from all parties expressed concern about the deal in the House of Commons.

Kevin Brennan, the shadow culture minister who secured an urgent question, highlighted parliament’s opposition to a previous bid by Murdoch’s News Corp for BSkyB in 2011. He said little had changed since MPs passed a motion against the deal over “serious wrongdoing that was being uncovered in the phone-hacking scandal and the concentration of media power into fewer and fewer hands”.

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