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Rupert Murdoch must make £26bn-plus Sky bid to thwart Comcast

Rupert Murdoch must make £26bn-plus Sky bid to thwart Comcast

21st Century Fox has until the end of Thursday in battle for control of pay-TV broadcasterRupert Murdoch must table a new £26bn-plus offer for Sky this week or see rival Comcast become the new owner
Outcry over Sky News Australia interview with far-right extremist

Outcry over Sky News Australia interview with far-right extremist

News channel asks United Patriots Front’s Blair Cottrell about his view on immigrationSky News has sparked outcry in Australia after it broadcast an interview with Blair Cottrell, a far-right
Watchdog backs ‘healthy’ McDonald’s Happy Meal ad on children’s TV

Watchdog backs ‘healthy’ McDonald’s Happy Meal ad on children’s TV

ASA rejects complaint against fast-food firm but bans ads for KFC and Kellogg’s Coco PopsThe UK advertising watchdog has ruled that McDonald’s Happy Meals can be advertised during children’s TV shows
The Guardian view on the press and Trump: speaking truth to power | Editorial

The Guardian view on the press and Trump: speaking truth to power | Editorial

On Thursday, hundreds of US news organisations are publishing editorials opposing the president’s attacks on the press. The Guardian stands with themPress freedom was not invented in the United
Stormy Daniels blames Celebrity Big Brother withdrawal on custody issue

Stormy Daniels blames Celebrity Big Brother withdrawal on custody issue

Channel 5 rejects adult film star’s account of her failure to appear on the showStormy Daniels has blamed her last-minute decision to pull out of an appearance on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother on
German police in row over far right after officer blocked TV crew at Pegida rally

German police in row over far right after officer blocked TV crew at Pegida rally

Off-duty police employee tried to stop group’s demonstration in Dresden being filmedPolice and politicians in the east German state of Saxony have been accused of ignoring or underplaying the rising
Katie Piper's acid attacker to be released from prison

Katie Piper's acid attacker to be released from prison

Stefan Sylvestre was jailed for life for attacking TV presenter on instruction of her ex-boyfriend The man who threw acid over the TV presenter Katie Piper is to be released from prison after serving
Celebrity Big Brother: Rodrigo Alves ejected after racist language warning

Celebrity Big Brother: Rodrigo Alves ejected after racist language warning

Channel 5 tweets that Brazilian reality TV star removed from house after ‘further incident’The Brazilian reality TV star Rodrigo Alves has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house, Channel 5
Saudi Arabia banned from advertising reform agenda on British TV

Saudi Arabia banned from advertising reform agenda on British TV

Ofcom says ad shown during crown prince’s visit broke rules on paid political advertisingSaudi Arabia has in effect been banned from paying to promote its reform agenda on British television after a
Former ER actor Vanessa Marquez shot and killed by police

Former ER actor Vanessa Marquez shot and killed by police

Marquez, who appeared on the series from 1994 to 1997, was killed during a welfare check at her home in CaliforniaVanessa Marquez, a former actor on the television show ER, was shot and killed by
Celebrity Big Brother: actor leaves house after claiming punch by Ryan Thomas

Celebrity Big Brother: actor leaves house after claiming punch by Ryan Thomas

Roxanne Pallett said Thomas ‘punched me like a boxer would punch a bag’The former soap actor Roxanne Pallett has become the second contestant to leave the Celebrity Big Brother house without being
A very Australian coup: Murdoch, Turnbull and the power of News Corp

A very Australian coup: Murdoch, Turnbull and the power of News Corp

In the first part of a series, Guardian Australia reveals the outsize influence of a media mogul two Australian prime ministers blame for their demise In his farewell speech as prime minister last
Comcast outbids Rupert Murdoch’s Fox to win control of Sky

Comcast outbids Rupert Murdoch’s Fox to win control of Sky

US cable giant wins auction with offer of £30bn, ending years of Murdoch controlRupert Murdoch’s control of Sky is likely to end after three decades after his 21st Century Fox company was outbid by US
Ofcom investigates TV network over interview praising attack in Iran

Ofcom investigates TV network over interview praising attack in Iran

Saudi-linked Iran International TV gave airtime to supporter of assault that killed 24 at military paradeOfcom is investigating a UK-based Saudi-linked television network after it gave airtime to the
Graham Norton: ‘In a world going to hell in a handcart, Ireland is a wonderful beacon’

Graham Norton: ‘In a world going to hell in a handcart, Ireland is a wonderful beacon’

The chatshow host’s new novel centres on Irish lives dominated by shame and repression. Yet, after ‘decades of darkness’, the country’s legalisation of abortion and gay marriage have made him
Paddy McGuinness and Andrew Flintoff to host BBC's Top Gear

Paddy McGuinness and Andrew Flintoff to host BBC's Top Gear

Take Me Out host and former cricketer will replace Matt LeBlanc on the motoring showPaddy McGuinness and Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff will host Top Gear from next year, the BBC has confirmed.The Take Me
BBC still failing women over equal pay, report finds

BBC still failing women over equal pay, report finds

MPs demand end to ‘invidious’ culture as evidence shows failure to admit to problem The BBC is still refusing to admit it has an equal pay issue despite female staff continuing to be paid
Attacks on media in the east and west | Letters

Attacks on media in the east and west | Letters

Readers discuss Jamal Khashoggi, Farzad Bazoft, and bombs sent to CNNThere are similarities in the political responses to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the execution of the Observer journalist
Channel 4 should make Salford its home | Letter

Channel 4 should make Salford its home | Letter

The television industry needs a counterweight to the pull of London, writes Wayne Garvie, president of international production at Sony Pictures TelevisionMatthew d’Ancona is spot on about the wider
Another suspicious package addressed to CNN intercepted

Another suspicious package addressed to CNN intercepted

President Jeff Zucker says package was intercepted at post office in Atlanta but ‘there is no imminent danger to the CNN Center’Another suspicious package bound for CNN was discovered on Monday