Sports Letter: Dish monopoly

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Re: 'Sport on Television' (Independent, 25 August)

Sir: Surely the point about the BSkyB attempt to take over the televising of all sports is that, far from increasing choice, it will restrict it for most sports fans.

A TV monopoly (BBC or ITV) available to the whole population would be replaced by a satellite monopoly, reaching very few homes. I resent being told by the Government (or Mr Murdoch) to 'go out and buy a satellite dish' if I want to watch international sport. Let BSkyB compete with the terrestrial channels on an even footing, and let the public decide who they want to watch.

Yours,

JOHN TURNER

Isleworth, Middx

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