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#56663 20-Jan-2010 14:28
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look at the mysky hdi logo:

and look at the logo in this video on the bottom right corner:

looks very similar doesn't it?

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  #291526 20-Jan-2010 14:39
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Both are owned by News Corp..

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  #291542 20-Jan-2010 15:06
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and if you look at a MySkyHDi box, you will find it closely resembles one of these,

The joys of being a transnational corp.


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  #291689 21-Jan-2010 01:43
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sbiddle: Both are owned by News Corp..

if sky owned by news corps then why is it not on there website

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  #291713 21-Jan-2010 08:48
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sbiddle: Both are owned by News Corp..

if sky owned by news corps then why is it not on there website

Because they do not hold a open majority, just 43.65%, but they have support from a number of the other large shareholders, so essentially SKy NZ gets run a sub set of its other global ops.

Ever wondered why lots of shows are advertised as being AEST 8pm NZ 10pm, when Sky's beams dont go to Oz.....?

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  #292069 22-Jan-2010 05:09
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wellygary: and if you look at a MySkyHDi box, you will find it closely resembles one of these,

The joys of being a transnational corp.

Actually Sky and Foxtel "jointly developed" the box - although I'd say more like bulk-bought the box from Pace.
You're implying because Telstra and Telecom are both buying identical phones from Brightstar or kit for the core from Alcatel-Lucent then they must be a transnational corp.

Foxtel is 50% owned by Telstra, 25% by Newscorp and 25% by Consolidated Media Holdings (formerly PBL).  Sky is 43% owned by Newscorp.  Do you really think that a shareholder has that much influence in procurement?  If thats the case why do we have many more Newscorp owned channels carried by Sky?  It took forever to get Fox News down here.

as for broadcasts of timing - for those programs that are fed out of Singapore to both NZ and Aust they broadcast both times (eg NatGeo, History) not because of ownership but because of production.  Similarly for feeds out of the US (eg ESPN).

you'll find Sky represented on News website :
Its there but just such a small pimple in the News portfolio.

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