Media commentators Steve Hewlett and TV presenter Andrew Neil
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Will Sky News find a new owner?

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has offered to dispose of most of the Sky News channel to allay concerns about the planned take-over of all of BSkyB.

News Corp would either sell outright, or else separate off, the news channel to allay concerns raised by regulator Ofcom about media plurality.

The BBC's Robert Peston understands it is likely to be enough for the BSkyB takeover to win government approval.

Media commentator Steve Hewlett and former News Corp employee Andrew Neil discuss the complexities of any potential deal and whether the takeover would be allowed before a buyer had been found.

  • 02 Mar 2011
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