Media Cos. Urge Full Review For News Corp-BSkyB Deal

Law360, New York (March 14, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT) -- A group of U.K. news organizations criticized plans to clear News Corp.'s proposed $13 billion acquisition of British Sky Broadcasting PLC without a thorough antitrust review, urging British lawmakers Monday to call for an in-depth probe.

In a letter sent to members of the British Parliament, an alliance of Guardian Media Group PLC, Telegraph Media Group Ltd., Associated Newspaper Ltd., Trinity Mirror PLC, Northcliffe Media Ltd. and BT Group PLC decried News Corp.'s plan to spin off BSkyB's Sky News unit into a new independent company...
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