Fox News, pulled off air in Great Britain
Becoming one of the most controversial news channels, with US president Donald Trump calling it “Fake News”, and often supplying misleading information, Great Britain has decided to pull the plug to the famous news network, after it failed to attract an audience.
There will always be BBC, and CNN, but say goodbye to Fox News, as Great Britain is pulling the plug on the controversial news network. Described as being designed for a “US audience”, the network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, stated that it only attracted “a few thousand viewers in the UK”, forcing it to pull it off the air.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has already a planned $15 billion takeover of Sky, the top cable company in the UK. Murdoch is one of the richest media moguls on the planet. His network is more than $12 billion. Although many don’t want the deal to go through, it is still awaiting approval from the British government. Murdoch’s rise started in Australia in 1952 when he inherited Australian based newspaper, News ltd. Quickly after, he ventured over to the US and Europe where he grew more.
U.K. culture secretary, Karen Bradley, is keen to delay the decision by getting additional review into the deal. She has also stated her concern on the Murdoch’s having too much, as they already control three British newspapers. The Sun, the Times and the Sunday Times.
This is not the first time the Murdoch’s have tried to buy Sky. The first being in 2012, which collapsed due to a phone hacking scandal at the papers. If the deal falls apart, Fox will be have to pay Sky £200 million, as a break fee. With 22 million customers, it’s no wonder that Murdoch wants to invest in the largest cable company in Britain. The company caters to five European nations, Italy, Germany, Austria, Ireland, and the UK. However, while UK media regulator, Ofcom, have called Murdoch ‘fit and proper’ to take over Sky, they also take in account the ‘significant failings’ in Fox News.