The media Murdochs must be as popular as bankers. This is going by the elation that has greeted a pub landlady winning the legal right to bypass Murdoch’s Sky high prices for receiving Premier League football matches at £8,400 a year, by using a cheap Greek decoder for £800 a year.
Initially Karen Murphy of the Red, White and Blue pub in Portsmouth was convicted of illegally using a foreign decoder and ordered by our High Court to pay almost £8,000 in fines and costs. However the European Court of Justice overturned the conviction in October 2011, ruling that to have a system that excluded competition was contrary to EU law.
Surprisingly, or perhaps not, this important feel-good story about the little guys beating the big ones failed to gain any prominence in Rupert’s The Times or The Sun, so neither newspaper found space to mention that the name of the Greek station used was Nova.