facebook
twitter
search
search

Gore: Siky Italia too cozy with Berlusconi

May 21, 2011 at 8:33 PM

ROME, May 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has called on Italian TV viewers to demand Rupert Murdoch restore the liberal channel Current to Sky Italia.

Gore urged viewers Friday to e-mail and call Sky Italia to say they would cancel their subscriptions, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. He accused Murdoch of dropping Current because of his new alliance with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Current TV was founded in 2006 by Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt.

"In the past Berlusconi's men pressured Sky to stop Current transmitting uncomfortable programs and Sky defended us," Gore said. "Since there has been talk of new contracts, the pair have become closer and this was a factor that led to us being closed down,"

Sky Italia said the decision was a business one, based on Current's 35 percent increase in its charges.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Texas man killed in apparent alligator attack
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot
North Korean biochemical weapons researcher defects to Europe
Four accused in slave-labor trafficking ring on Ohio egg farm
'Enjoy your ride' sign on Baltimore police van raises questions