Tag: Media

Media job cuts in Wales ‘threat’ to democracy, says FM

Image copyright Gov.Wales Image caption Media cuts will be damaging to Welsh democracy, says Mark Drakeford Newspaper groups and bosses at the BBC have been asked to reconsider job cuts in Wales by the first minister. Mark Drakeford said proposals by Reach, Newsquest and BBC Cymru Wales will harm democracy. Reach, which owns the Western Mail and Daily Post, is… Read more →

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Virgin Media and O2 join forces to take on BT

Image copyright Virgin Media Mobile operator O2 and broadband giant Virgin Media are to merge, creating one of the UK’s largest entertainment and telecoms firms and a major rival to BT. Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media, and Spain’s Telefonica, which owns O2, said they had agreed terms for joining forces. O2 is the UK’s largest phone company with about… Read more →

O2 and Virgin Media in talks to merge

Image copyright Virgin Media Mobile operator O2 may be set to merge with broadband giant Virgin Media to create one of the country’s largest entertainment and telecoms firms. A tie-up between two big players in Britain’s telecoms and media sector would create a major rival to BT. Spanish firm Telefonica, which owns O2, confirmed that it was in talks with… Read more →