Skip to comments.Rupert Murdoch's Growing Porn Empire
Posted on 03/15/2006 9:23:06 AM PST by Willie Green
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Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch (Council on Foreign Relations), whose international holdings include the supposedly conservative FOX News channel, "has been secretly building a stable of wholly-owned pornographic channels for his [British] Sky subsidiary," reported Rupert Steiner of London's The Business on February 12. "The Business has learned that Sky now owns and operates its own pornographic channels -- the 18+ Movies section -- after years of hosting third-party content only."
Previously, under British licensing rules, Rupert's Sky network was required to provide porn content produced by other networks. Having learned of porn's profit potential, however, Murdoch is developing his own original smut content, as well as "entering into partnerships with companies that broadcast pornographic television channels on Sky, such as Sport XXX Babes, XXX Housewives, and Playboy. Sky has agreed [to] retail distribution agreements with these companies. With Playboy, for instance, Sky now not only hosts the channel but sells its service, and collects and shares in the revenues from Playboy customers."
"For years the Murdoch press has labelled rival newspaper baron Richard Desmond a pornographer in articles charting his business which has included pornographic magazines and TV channels," relates Steiner. "Desmond, who owns the Daily Express and OK magazine, will view Murdoch's expansion in this field as hypocrisy." American conservatives who have viewed Murdoch as an ally interjecting a conservative voice into the "mainstream media" should take an even dimmer view of these developments.
Sport XXX Babes?
Can't regulate supply-and-demand, Willie.
I was thinking of the major ones like Hilton.
How are you going to tax it? Most porn is now produced by overseas companies through the Internet. The brick-and-mortar porn businesses in the San Fernando Valley are a dying breed.
I believe you can ask the hotel to disable such channels when you check in. It's a good idea, if you're going to be leaving young people in their rooms while you do something else.
They'll just set a flag on the room, and the channels won't be available.
Porn is right wing.
No, pornography is a weapon of the Left; it is anti-marriage and anti-family.
Murdoch is a slime ball if he supports it.
So, if they pass a porn tax then it will be right wing and ok for Pubbies to dive right in?
I am sure you can disable porn channels in your hotel room. You can't just access it without paying first. It is like Pay-Per-View, you have to pay to access see them. It is great especially if you have kids around.
"I am sure you can disable porn channels in your hotel room. You can't just access it without paying first. "
Actually, most of the porn channels in hotel rooms have previews. Those are accessible by anyone with the remote, and without paying. It's a good idea to ask the desk to shut off all access to adult channels when you check in. They can, and will, do that for you.
The previews are pretty lurid...not what you want your kid viewing while you're out of the room.
My mom cut off Newsday and took the Post for years. She liked the op-ed pages, but in the past year or so they got too raunchy for her. It's really, really bad now.
She dropped the NY post this year and bought a computer. I put FR on as her start page. :)
Yes he is!
"Previously, under British licensing rules, Rupert's Sky network was required to provide porn content produced by other networks. "
So British licensing requires networks to show porn?
For the list if you want it. FOX is not conervative, Murdoch just figured it would make money.
Good for you. LOL!
Rupert Murdoch ping.
The porn in hotels is so profitable for the providers, they pay for the TV's in new hotels to induce the hotel owners to carry their channels. Plus, the hotels get a percentage of the take from the channels.
LONG LIVE PORN
Oh yes. Just look at their annual report. They even showed it on Prime Time Live.
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