Rupert Murdoch has taken the rightwing US channel Fox News off the air in the UK after 15 years.
His US media group 21st Century Fox said it would withdraw Fox News from Sky in the UK on Tuesday because it no longer regarded the service as commercially viable.
The decision came as Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, is set to return her verdict on whether to ask the competition regulator to launch an investigation into the Murdochs’ adherence to broadcasting standards in the UK as part of an inquiry into Fox’s £11.7bn takeover bid for Sky.
Only just became aware of this story.
Supposedly, the channel is going due to low ratings, but the official ratings are much higher than what the Murdoch's claim, so it is likely they are doing this in a effort to get their takeover of Sky approved. See this thread for details.
I've not subscribed to Sky for several years as I could not afford Sky and cable, but I did use to watch the channel a bit.
Calling it a news channel was a joke, it was tv version of the many "shock jock" radio stations that America has, but it did inform on what a certain proportion of Americans think about things, the same groups who have now elected Trump.
I think Fox News will decline in the States now due to falling ratings over there after the loss of their key shows and presenters. Whatever your opinion on Bill O'Reilly, he certainly made a show of things, see here.
I always prefer choice, so in answer to my question, yes I will miss Fox News, will you?