Media bill to liberalise ownership rules

Ashling O’Connor, writing in the FT, reports that: “The British media market is to be opened to all comers after the government yesterday proposed to sweep aside ownership curbs…”. In the same article, Tessa Jowell, culture secretary is quoted as saying: “It makes no sense that French, Italian or German companies can own TV and radio licenses but Canadian, Australian or US companies cannot”. The bill is expected to become law next year.