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    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has delayed the launch of free Italian channel Cielo as it waits for government authorisation. News Corp disclosed plans for the digital terrestrial channel in November in a move that heats up competition with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset and state broadcaster RAI.

    "Broadcasting will not start on Dec. 1 as planned because as of today the necessary authorisation from the communications ministry has not arrived," Cielo said in a statement.

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    News Corp delays Italy channel, awaits gov’t OK

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has delayed the launch of free Italian channel Cielo as it waits for government authorisation, Cielo said yesterday. News Corp disclosed plans for the digital terrestrial channel in November in a move that heats up competition with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset and state broadcaster RAI.

    “Broadcasting will not start on 1 December as planned because as of today the necessary authorisation from the communications ministry has not arrived,” Cielo said in an emailed statement. Cielo, which means sky, had planned to start broadcasting today on digital frequencies owned by L’Espresso, a media group controlled by a business rival of Berlusconi.

    News Corp dominates Italy’s pay-TV market via its Sky Italia satellite broadcasting unit, but Mediaset is challenging its presence with a lower-cost offering on digital frequencies. Mediaset and RAI have the lion’s share in free TV

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