|Damn You, Rupert!
||[Mar. 1st, 2007|09:42 am]
Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB has pulled its basic entertainment channels from Virgin Media's cable network. This means that Virgin's customers (including us) no longer have access to the current seasons of a number of top American shows, including Battlestar Galactica, The Simpsons, 24 and Lost.|
You want to watch those shows? You have to buy one of BSkyB's nifty little dishes.
Rupert wins again- fuck him!
But I'm not going to give in. I don't give money to Murdoch's companies if I can possibly help it. When the nice lady rang me up a few weeks back and offered to deliver me the Times at very attractive rates I said ,"No thanks". And when she asked, "Why not?" I said, "Because it's a Murdoch paper". "Ah," she replied wistfully, "I'm hearing that a lot."
Luckily, I'm not watching any of those shows that Rupert just wrestled from my grasp. He can keep them. (Well, I watch the Simpsons sometimes, but it's not as funny or as crucial as it used to be.) No, just as long as I can still access Dr Who and Rome (both BBC) and Most Haunted (Living) I'll be happy.