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Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018
Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators.
After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion...
Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market.
The auction will begin after the...
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018
The battle for European pay TV service Sky escalated Wednesday as U.S. rivals Comcast and 21st Century Fox took turns upping the ante in their quest to expand their media empires.
The stakes now stand at 26 billion pounds ($34 billion) — the value of Comcast's latest offer. That bid came...
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox increased Wednesday its bid to take full control of lucrative European pay TV service Sky in a prolonged battle with U.S. rival Comcast.
Fox raised its bid to 14 pounds ($18.58) a share as it seeks the 61 percent of Sky not already under its...
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for European pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart a rival offer by media mogul Rupert Murdoch' 21st Century Fox.
The move appears not only opportunistic but aimed at disrupting the European expansion of arch-...
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017
The British government will refer Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.'s bid for satellite broadcaster Sky to the country's competition regulator for further examination, in a blow to Rupert Murdoch's takeover plans.
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley told lawmakers Tuesday that she intended to...
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017
Britain's government stalled Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid of the Sky pay television and broadband network Thursday after media regulators expressed concern about the influence of Rupert Murdoch and his family.
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley told the House of Commons that the...