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Sky and Desmond resume news talks

February 4, 2011

Negotiations between Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell and BSkyB over the Channel 5 news service have recommenced after rival news organisations apparently bid to take over the news supply contract and undercut Sky News.

Desmond has indicated he wants to end Sky’s five-year contract to supply the broadcaster’s news bulletins before it expires in 2012 and wants a more populist and entertainment led bulletin.

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