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Can I just say? I'm glad News Corp. is no longer involved with DIRECTV


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#51 ONLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:19 AM

Not that I think it would have any impact on the company, doesn't Murdoch still own a large chunk of DirecTV? I know Liberty now has controlling interest, but that doesn't mean that Murdoch isn't still heavily invested in DirecTV. Either way, like I said, I can't imagine this would do anything to DirecTV, or any other companies that News Corp owns, like Fox News - FNC isn't going to fold just because the parent company acted like this.


What you may be remember is that I do believe Liberty has some interest still (I didn't go back and look), but they no longer hold Controlling interest.

Basically, DIRECTV spun off from Liberty and are now a entity all their own.
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#52 OFFLINE   jpl

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:43 AM

What you may be remember is that I do believe Liberty has some interest still (I didn't go back and look), but they no longer hold Controlling interest.

Basically, DIRECTV spun off from Liberty and are now a entity all their own.


Ah, that's right. Thanks for the correction/clarification. I forgot that DirecTV was spun off on its own.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:52 PM

Source: FBI investigating News Corp. over 9/11 victims
A law enforcement official says the FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. (Parent of Fox News Channel) sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims.


http://seattletimes....t11victims.html
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:41 AM

Since it is illegal for an American company to bribe officials abroad, it looks like News Corp is in a world of hurt.
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:46 AM

The biggest problem if News Corp. still owned DirecTV would be the lack of attention. Right now Murdoch is in full damage control mode. If one of his businesses is basically working right, it gets ignored. Many of his concerns will be left to their local managers for the foreseeable future. Being ignored is good at first, enjoyable in fact, but when issues do come up, they often don't get addressed.
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:15 PM

Carl - You're right on there. Great observation!

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:13 AM

I like Fox News. CNN, MSNBC and the network news casts only give a one sided viewpoint. Fox News constantly beats all of them in ratings.

It beats CNN and MSNBC but not a single show on Fox News beats any network newscast in the ratings. The O'Reilly Factor is the highest rated show on FNC. Between the 8pm and 11pm broadcasts, he's getting about 4.3 million viewers. The NBC Nightly News gets 7.7 million and the lowest of the three, CBS gets 5.6 million viewers.



Even Fox News Sunday gets hammered by the other networks on the Sunday shows.

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.65M 773K
CBS “Face the Nation” 2.31M 665K
ABC “This Week” 2.08M 717K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.24M 488K

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:30 AM

OK .. Time for this thread to be done .. Really, it's not about which news service is better. I happen to use CNN as my news service, but that's more a force of habit than anything else because they were first. That is why I used CNN, no other reason.

So, we're just done now. Sorry.
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