7 May, 2002: Consumer choice

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The government has decided to enhance consumer choice by liberalising the UK's cross-media ownership rules. The intention, obviously, is to give consumers a choice between a Murdoch-owned newspaper, a Murdoch-owned satellite TV service, a Murdoch-owned terrestrial TV service, or a cable TV service which just rebroadcasts channels from another Murdoch-owned TV service.

I feel more empowered already. (Disclaimer: I don't have a television. You believe me, so why doesn't the Television Licensing Agency?)

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