Wallenstein, Andrew
June 2004
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;6/22/2004, Vol. 384 Issue 22, pS-6
Now that News Corp. owns a controlling stake in DirecTV Inc., odds are that owner of British Sky Broadcasting satellite Rupert Murdoch will invest heavily from his corporate war chest to transform it into a dominant service, much as he did overseas. From digital video recorders to sports to interactivity, Murdoch is likely to lay his hands on every aspect of programming. Controlling a major distribution arm also will give Murdoch leverage in attempting to gain carriage for News Corp.-run channels on systems he does not own.


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