Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Desmond Says U.K. Must Be ‘Careful’ on BSkyB Deal, Sky Reports

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Richard Desmond, the owner of the Daily Express newspaper, told Sky News in an interview that while he would “never go against” News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch in his company’s bid to buy British Sky Broadcasting, the risk of so much media control resting in the hands of Murdoch’s successor could create a “very dangerous situation” if the person were a “despot.”

The Murdoch family own 11 percent of News Corp., while the second biggest investor in the company is from the Middle East, Desmond said in the interview. “I think we have to be a bit careful,” he said to Sky News.

To contact the reporter on this story: Blanche Gatt in London at bgatt@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Colin Keatinge at ckeatinge@bloomberg.net.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.