F1 » Ecclestone: All quiet on the News Corp front

Rupert Murdoch's interest in taking control of F1 appears to have cooled in the wake of the 'phone-hacking scandal engulfing his News Corp empire.

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Caroline - Unregistered

September 24, 2011 10:38 AM

There was never a real bid proposal ... Every other day News Corp would announce another partner, and quietly drop the previous weeks associate.

However, Murdoch through Sky is slowly beginning to hide F1 away behind a pay wall ... Shame that.

Caroline - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 10:24 AM


Sky may be in about 10 million households, but about 74% of those households do not subscribe to any premium channels, they watch the Free To Air Channels ... All the Sky Sports channels combined only make up 3% of those Sky households.

Incidentally the BBC pay Sky GBP11 million a year just to be listed on Sky's EPG ... Shocking waste of money.

Rob01 - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 4:23 PM

You guys should work harder at stopping this Sky move. I just watched the race on Speed and we had a commercial every 4 to 5 laps. Hopefully in the near future we can at least get a split screen.


September 25, 2011 6:27 PM

Rob there aint no stoppin this move, its aim is to provide the Wayne Rooneys of the UK a chance to spot a few celebraty mates on the grid before the race, so they can 'twitter' each other about it later.

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