News Corp says it might sell Sky News
The paper quotes familiar with talks between Rupert Murdoch’s media business and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport saying that off loading BSKYB’s news operation, Sky News, was one option.
It is seen as increasingly unlikely that the BSkyB deal will go through without a major concession.
“Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, has strongly recommended the government refer the bid to the Competition Commission on the grounds that it could reduce the diversity of news provision in the UK below an acceptable level, according to two people familiar with the recommendation’s contents.
“A review could take six to eight months, during which time analysts estimate that market growth and increased performance could raise BSkyB’s price to News Corp by hundreds of millions of pounds.”
My question is would they be able to include Kay Burley as part of the deal? I’m just not sure.