Now that Ofcom is saying that Sky, his baby in the UK, may have to open some of its content – he is pissed. OK, not him directly, but the company itself.
Why would that be methinks?
I thought that Murdoch was the lord and master of open, free, markets? Yet – as most people know who do have Sky TV, and another argument rumbles on, Sky sells its content to both customer and other media outlets – at a great profit one would presume, why would they be talking law suit if not?
If you believe in free markets then you believe in competition – yet Sky isn’t in competition with anyone because they have the lions share – and they are not going to let go any time soon, unless the regulators says they have to.
Is this a matter that the shoe is now on the other foot? May be Sky should keep its nose out of other peoples business and consentrate on its own – after all Sky out bids everyone when it comes to sports which, in turn, makes people get a dish so they can see a football match.
Ofcom could, I suppose, ban Sky from bidding for 5 years until the balance is brought back into the market – how would that go down?