Message from discussion Open Letter to the OFT, MMC, BSC, ITC regarding Carlton & Granada Merger
From: "Rincewind" <rincew...@cyber-wizard.com>
Subject: Re: Open Letter to the OFT, MMC, BSC, ITC regarding Carlton & Granada Merger
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 14:21:08 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: BT Openworld
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You could always move to the US....the TV is wonderful over there I
believe.........or select the ultimate sanction.....the OFF button?
Oh....and you don't speak for "most" of the UK....just for yourself!
"devolution" <cheekyc...@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
> (cc: The Independent Television Commission)
> (cc: The Broadcasting Standards Commission)
> (cc: The Office of Fair Trading)
> (cc: Usenet)
> Dear Sir(s),
> I would like to complain unreservedly about the potential for the biggest
> Television monopoly the world has ever seen.
> I refer to, of course, the forthcoming, seemingly inevitable merger
> the two (corrupt*) ITV companies Carlton and Granada.
> I don't know how anyone can let them proceed after the way they destroyed
> the UK's Digital Terrestrial Television service, and defrauded millions of
> customers in the UK out of billions of pounds, and their TV channels..
> I wholeheartedly demand an investigation into the practices of the said
> They should not be allowed to merge together and further destroy the
> so-called Independent TeleVision in the UK. That's what ITV is supposed to
> stand for. At the moment, it stands for Irresponsible, Infidel, and if
> merger is allowed to go ahead, anyone in their right mind will realise
> things will only get worse.
> Independent - that's supposed to mean operating Independently,
> I have repeatedly submitted complaints about these companies to the
> Independent Television Commission, yet I have been fobbed off on every
> occasion. I don't know why they are blind to see the damage ITV has
> to so many countless people, organisations and companies.
> If these ITV companies are allowed to continue their devilishly corrupt
> acts, millions of children will grow up on a diet of despicable filth and
> materialistic hollowness - following the trash that ITV does and will
> in even greater quantity. They will be slaves to what ITV says they have
> wear, what ITV says they have to buy, who ITV says they have to go out
> ITV will ruin them, because no-one, except me bothered to stand up for the
> public and point out how disgraceful the companies have behaved, and would
> continue to behave.
> (* How can I say this - well I used to work in the Music Industry and I
> discovered the corruption etc. going on with regards to the Pop Idol et
> 'talent' shows. And it doesn't take much of an intellectual leap to
> reasonably what ITV is trying to do.).
> ITV is supposed to represent the nation's interests in Televisual
> entertainment. Instead, it promotes it's own greed and brand of religion
> naive individuals. If these companies are allowed to merge, then the
> situation will be beyond dire.
> We must not forget all the damage that these two companies, Carlton and
> Granada, have created through their own greed: Shareholders losing
> of money; Millions of people losing their TV service and their pre-paid
> money; Football clubs closing down; ITV programming so awful, that it was
> voted worse than Channel 5 - I remember when they said hell would freeze
> over first.
> I speak on behalf of most of the UK who are fed up at the appalling
> of these ITV companies, as many aren't articulate enough to vocalise these
> damning issues. I feel that I must highlight these issues to the relevant
> authorities, bodies and commissions, as it is in their foundational
> to provide the best deal for the general public of the United Kingdom, and
> sadly feel that the public's views are being repeatedly overlooked in
> of greater tax returns and lower unemployment.
> I am prepared to start and formulate a petition to stop these companies
> I would be grateful if you could advise me on what is the best course of
> Yours Faithfully,
> Mr Matt Warne
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