The European Commission has lifted its block on Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp gaining more control of Italian TV stations.
The company, under its Italian subsidiary Sky Italia, wants to play a role in the increasing digital TV market in the country.
Most of the Italy’s television stations are owned by Prime Minister’s Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire and his government has criticised the European Commission’s decision, saying it will distort competition.
This week in the UK users of Twitter have been tweeting with the hashtag #proudofthebbc in the face of incessant criticism of the corporation by some MPs and the press, some owned by Murdoch.
Berlusconi v Murdoch? Be careful what you wish for.