Small TV companies claim BBC trying to get them to lease shows for longer for same feeThe BBC has been accused of trying to strong-arm independent TV producers into extending the availability of their shows on the iPlayer from 30 days to one year witho…Read more
Denis O’Brien loses hundreds of millions in sale of Ireland’s biggest newspaper publisherIreland’s largest newspaper group has agreed to a takeover offer from the Belgian media group Mediahuis in a deal in which its largest shareholder, billionaire Den…Read more
London newspaper refuses to reveal identity of new financial backerAn anonymous offshore investor has taken a 20% stake in the parent company of George Osborne’s Evening Standard, with the newspaper refusing to reveal the identity of its new financial …Read more
Profit-making title could be sold to DMGT by struggling Johnston Press The owners of the Daily Mail could buy the i newspaper from Johnston Press, the debt-laden newspaper group that is struggling to avoid being broken up.The publication is seen as the…Read more
Bailed-out bank seeks to cross-examine O’Reilly, once Ireland’s richest man and ex-boss of Heinz and Independent newspaper group, over his financial means
Sir Anthony O’Reilly, once one of Ireland’s most distinguished businessmen and the former global boss of Heinz, could be questioned in court over his financial means.
One of Ireland’s bailed-out banks, Allied Irish Banks (AIB), wants to cross-examine the former Lions rugby star on his ability to pay back €14.3m (£10.3m) in debt, the commercial court in Dublin has heard.Read more