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. James Murdoch – chief executive of 21st Century Fox and son of Donald Trump ally Rupert Murdoch – has become one of the most prominent voices yet to condemn the US president’s response to neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Ailes died earlier this year. The future of Murdoch’s media empire and his company, 21st Century Fox, could depend on the pending approval of his $12bn takeover of Sky News. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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'No good Nazis': James Murdoch criticises Trump over Charlottesville image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 03:04:46 AM
. James Murdoch – chief executive of 21st Century Fox and son of Donald Trump ally Rupert Murdoch – has become one of the most prominent voices yet to condemn the US president’s response to neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville. ...
Will 2017 be Rupert Murdoch's summer of despair? | Jill Abramson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 10:00:36 AM
.... Ailes died earlier this year. The future of Murdoch’s media empire and his company, 21st Century Fox, could depend on the pending approval of his $12bn takeover of Sky News. ...
Murdoch’s Sky takeover bid delayed as Ofcom is asked for further input image
....The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport made the intervention after the government and Ofcom faced calls to deepen their investigation into the Murdoch family’s suitability to buy Sky because of allegations that Fox News had colluded with the White House on a story that contained fabricated quotes. The US corporation 21st Century Fox, which is controlled by Murdoch and his sons, Lachlan and James, wants to buy the 61% of Sky it does not already own in an £11. ...
Netflix buys comic book company behind Kick-Ass and Kingsman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 03:20:12 PM
.... Millar, from the town of Coatbridge in north Lanarkshire, said in a recent interview that he visits the US once a year and conducts the rest of his transatlantic business by phone or Skype. Millar is also a creative consultant to 20th Century Fox, the film arm of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, which has made films including the X-Men and Deadpool franchises. ...
The strange case of Fox News, Trump and the death of young Democrat Seth Rich image
....It has also resurfaced memories of the phone-hacking of missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler by the News of the World, Murdoch’s UK tabloid flagship that was closed in the wake of the scandal. The allegations are toxic at a time when 21st Century Fox is awaiting the British government’s decision on its £11. ...
The promise of a new era at Sports Direct must also mean new personnel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 06:48:36 PM
....Are the Murdochs getting rattled by the delays to their takeover bid for Sky?. Certainly some of the dispatches from 21st Century Fox, and from Sky itself, are deploying some odd arguments. ...
Culture secretary keeps Rupert Murdoch waiting over Sky deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:26:27 AM
....Fox said it has had a strong broadcasting record in the UK and urged Bradley to move forward with the referral process. “For over 25 years, 21st Century Fox and Sky have been proud broadcasters of good standing in the UK, a responsibility we take very seriously,” a Fox spokeswoman said. ...
Netflix tops 100m subscribers as it draws worldwide audience image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 09:49:29 AM
....The company - which is now valued at $78bn (£60bn), making it worth almost nine times as much as the UK’s ITV and1. 5 times bigger then Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox - added 5. ...
Rupert Murdoch ‘could use Sky data trove for political ends’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 09:00:03 PM
....One of the “largest and most sophisticated datasets in the country” – including the TV viewing, internet and phone records of 13 million households – could be misused for political purposes if Rupert Murdoch is allowed to proceed with his plan to buy out Sky, six members of the House of Lords claim in a letter to the Observer. The government’s decision on whether to allow the takeover of the broadcaster by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox may come as early as next week, but a cross-party group of peers led by the film-maker David Puttnam – who was involved in drafting the 2003 Telecommunications Act – have joined forces to highlight what they say is a significant oversight with potentially huge ramifications. ...
Ofcom made serious errors over Murdoch Sky bid, say high-profile MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 03:31:40 PM
....Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, Sir Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat leadership candidate, Kenneth Clarke, the former Conservative chancellor, and Lord Falconer, the Labour peer and former lord chancellor, claim in a letter to the government that there was a “fundamental failure” in Ofcom’s investigation into the proposed £11. 7bn takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox. ...
Jeremy Clarkson TV firm made £8m profit after Amazon's Grand Tour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 10:09:41 AM
....It was the biggest crash I've ever seen and the most frightening but incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly OK. Last year, Clarkson and his co-presenters launched DriveTribe, a social network for motoring fans, financed by their own investments and backing of almost £10m from investors including 21st Century Fox and early Facebook backer Jim Breyer. ...
Rupert Murdoch will not offer new Sky deal to culture secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 03:18:55 PM
....7bn takeover of Sky. Bradley has given 21st Century Fox, which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his sons Lachlan and James, until Friday to offer further concessions to attempt to prevent the deal being referred to the Competition Markets Authority for further scrutiny. ...
Murdochs or the Enlightenment? Only one will take Britain forward | Will Hutton image
.... It is also how we decide areas crucial to our national life and culture. Thus the current incoherent drama of 21st Century Fox bidding for the balance of Sky it does not own. ...
Ofcom has concerns about Murdoch power in UK if Sky bid allowed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 06:55:06 PM
. Ofcom has published two in-depth reports on 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky which demonstrate why it has concerns about the Murdochs’ influence on UK news and politics if the deal goes through. ...
Sky-Fox takeover deal likely to face competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:12:56 PM
. The culture secretary has said she is "minded to" refer Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky to the competition watchdog. ...
The Tories must rein in Rupert Murdoch and block the Sky deal | Tom Watson image
....At Fox News, a bullying culture seems to have enabled senior executives to abuse their positions and resulted in a raft of sexual harassment cases – at a combined cost to the company of millions of dollars. In both cases, the most senior executive at News Corp at the time was Rupert Murdoch’s youngest son James, who was censured by regulators and MPs over his conduct in the phone-hacking affair and is currently CEO of 21st Century Fox and chairman of Sky. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid is now very likely to succeed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:01:16 PM
.... In a negotiation with regulators and politicians, Murdoch usually finds a way to get a deal done. One outside risk to 21st Century Fox’s ambitions has been removed completely. ...
The Guardian view on Murdoch’s Sky plan: a blow to media plurality | Editorial image
.... All this should have changed with the revelations of phone hacking and the exposure by the Leveson inquiry of the unhealthily close relationship between politicians and the media. The test of just how different things are will come this week when culture secretary Karen Bradley announces what should happen to the proposed purchase by media conglomerate 21st Century Fox, effectively controlled by the Murdoch family, of the remaining 61% of Sky, the pan-European broadcaster, that it does not already own. ...
Murdoch's Sky takeover bid: culture secretary's verdict due this week image
....Rupert Murdoch is about to learn whether the government has cleared his latest bid to buy Sky or whether concerns about competition could yet derail the deal. The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, will this week deliver her verdict on whether to greenlight 21st Century Fox’s proposed £11. ...
Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’ image
.... He urged Bradley to refer the takeover to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for an in-depth investigation. Ofcom is examining whether the proposed takeover by 21st Century Fox, the owner of Fox News, will give Murdoch too much control of news media and whether the enlarged media group will adhere to existing standards of accuracy and impartiality. ...
Channel 4 confirms Alex Mahon as chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 03:37:43 PM
....Mahon joined Foundry after leaving Shine Group following its merger with Big Brother maker Endemol and American Idol producer Core Media in 2014. Shine was founded by Elisabeth Murdoch and acquired by her father Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox for £415m in 2011. ...
Roger Ailes: Fox News founder dies at 77 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:25:13 PM
....The cause of his death has not been made public but CNN said he suffered a fall last week before slipping in to a coma, citing a family friend. Rupert Murdoch, the head of Fox News' parent company 21st Century Fox, said Mr Ailes played a "huge role in shaping America's media over the last thirty years. ...
21st Century Fox hit by lack of blockbusters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:14:26 PM
. Profits at 21st Century Fox dipped in the first three months of the year, weighed down by flat cable advertising and less successful movie releases. ...
Kelvin Mackenzie to leave The Sun after Ross Barkley column image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:06:04 AM
....Ofcom is currently examining an £11. 7bn bid from 21st Century Fox, also run by Mr Murdoch, of broadcaster Sky, of which it already owns 39%. ...
'Block Fox bid for Sky', says ex-guest claiming harassment image
. A woman who alleges she was sexually harassed at Fox News has asked UK media regulators to block 21st Century Fox's planned purchase of Sky. ...
Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal image
....7bn takeover of Sky would give him too much control of UK news media and whether or not he is a “fit and proper” owner. Bloom wrote to Ofcom last month, linking the scandal at 21st Century Fox and the bid to take over the 61% of Sky that Murdoch doesn’t already own. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
....4m in 2016. Darroch is expected to move on after nearly a decade in the top job at Sky if the 21st Century Fox takeover wins approval later this year. ...
US screenwriters' strike averted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 05:59:37 PM
....Competition mounts for Netflix. It says its requests would add about $156m in costs for the major production companies, which include firms such as 21st Century Fox and Time Warner. ...
21st Century Fox 'in talks' to buy television station group Tribune Media image
. 21st Century Fox is in talks with private equity giant Blackstone to buy Tribune Media, one of America’s largest television station operators, sources familiar with the matter have said. ...
O’Reilly’s exit shows the sons are rising in the Murdoch empire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:59:05 AM
....James and Lachlan, heirs of Rupert, know that Fox can’t swim in a foetid pond of favouritism any longer; that it can’t afford to treat its moneymakers as though they were some special breed of “talent”. This is 21st Century Fox, not a Rupert construct from 50 years back. ...
Inquiry into Murdoch's Sky deal delayed until after general election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:30:59 AM
....According to the Cabinet Office’s guidance to ministers and civil servants, “large and/or contentious [decisions] on which a new government might be expected to want the opportunity to take a different view from the present government, should be postponed until after the election”. After Bradley receives Ofcom’s report she will have to decide whether to refer 21st Century Fox’s bid to takeover the 61% of Sky it does not already own to the competition authorities for further scrutiny. ...
Government extends Sky takeover inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:29:35 AM
. The government has given regulators more time to investigate the proposed takeover of broadcaster Sky by 21st Century Fox. ...
Sky announces HBO co-production deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:23:20 AM
Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal | Graham Ruddick image
....The controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been dropped from the network after allegations of inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment, in a development that could have significant implications for the Murdoch empire on both sides of the Atlantic. Ofcom, the British media regulator, is considering whether 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, is a “fit and proper” owner of pay-TV broadcaster Sky. ...
Fox dumps star presenter Bill O'Reilly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:28:15 PM
....Trump defends Fox host amid sex claims. In an internal memo sent to 21st Century Fox employees, the company wrote that the decision had been made after "extensive review done in collaboration with outside counsel". ...
Fox News 'to drop host Bill O'Reilly' after harassment cases image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 04:25:30 PM
....More than 50 sponsors have withdrawn ads from his show, The O'Reilly Factor. US media report that the board of 21st Century Fox will hold a meeting about the matter on Thursday. ...
Weetabix sold to US firm after breakfast cereal fails to catch on in China image
....George Salmon, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the proposed deal was the latest in a string of approaches for UK companies since the Brexit vote last June and the subsequent sharp fall in the pound. “The deal comes hot on the heels of Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever and 21st Century Fox’s approach for Sky, and further transatlantic deals may be flushed out by the strong dollar and rising US interest rates. ...
Ofcom could decide that 100% of Sky is the limit for Murdoch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... Big embarrassment as the only booming voice speaking up for his Fox friend was Donald J Trump. There are surely matters of Ofcom concern here: the chairman of Fox News is currently a certain Mr Rupert Murdoch, just as the selfsame Rupe is executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, which owns the whole shooting match. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky takeover approved by European regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:07:03 PM
....7bn bid to take full control of Sky has been cleared by the European competition regulator. The European commission, which has been investigating 21st Century Fox’s takeover bid since early March, has given the deal “unconditional approval”. ...
Sky's 21st Century Fox takeover cleared by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 02:37:06 PM
. European Commission competition authorities have cleared 21st Century Fox to buy the 61% of broadcaster Sky that it does not yet own. ...
Ofcom must block Murdoch's Sky takeover, Miliband and Cable say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 02:48:08 PM
....7bn bid to take over Sky, have the support of the Labour peer and barrister Charles Falconer and of Tory father of the house Kenneth Clarke, who have put their name to the submissions. The media regulator is assessing whether the takeover of Sky raises plurality issues and whether under 21st Century Fox’s full ownership – it currently controls 39% of the pay-TV company – broadcasting standards would be maintained. ...
Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has asked regulators to examine Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox's takeover bid for Sky. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....7bn takeover bid for Sky is to be investigated by the media regulator to see if it gives him too much control of news output in the UK and whether the Murdoch family are “fit and proper” owners following the phone-hacking scandal. The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, has referred 21st Century Fox’s bid to buy the 61% of Sky it does not already own to Ofcom to investigate potential public interest issues on two grounds. ...
BT's £1.2bn Champions League splurge is price of staying in Sky game image
....Sources say that Sky, which is the subject of an £11. 7bn takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, did not look to submit a knockout Champions League bid because it was keeping its powder dry. ...
Snap and Sorrell are wrong: powerful bosses can become untouchable insiders image
....Sorrell gave examples of the companies he had in mind. Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox; Comcast, the US cable company with Brian Roberts at the helm; Mark Zuckerberg’s creation, Facebook; and Sergey Brin and Larry Page’s Google. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
....This success is underpinned by a digital-savvy UK whose embrace of new TV and film services saw streaming and downloads of films and TV shows pass sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs for the first time last year. “The UK’s creative economy stands tall on the world stage,” James Murdoch, chief executive of 21st Century Fox, said last week. ...
Sky takeover: Minister 'minded' to examine Fox takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:54:43 PM
....Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said she is "minded" to order an Ofcom investigation into the planned £18. 5bn takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox. ...
BT chief attacks rampant price rises for TV sports rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:48:02 PM
....Several observers say that Sky, which is the subject of an £11. 7bn takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, does not appear to have the appetite to lodge a blockbuster bid for Champions League football. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
. Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take control of the whole of Sky through his entertainment business 21st Century Fox should be rejected on competition grounds alone, according to research to be published on Wednesday. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
. Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is expected to formally notify the European competition regulator of its £11. ...
Ed Miliband asks Ofcom for inquiry into Rupert Murdoch Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:33:05 PM
....The former Labour leader Ed Miliband is leading a campaign for the media regulator Ofcom to launch a full inquiry into Rupert Murdoch’s bid for ownership of the satellite broadcaster Sky. In a letter to Sharon White, the chief executive of Ofcom, Miliband is one of several senior cross-party politicians to demand that the regulator carry out a “fit and proper person” test following 21st Century Fox’s bid for the 61% of Sky it does not already own. ...
Does the Imperial revolt herald a new health warning for executive greed? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 01:29:10 PM
....75 a share? Few minds on either side of the debate will be swayed by the broadcaster’s half-year numbers. The argument that 21st Century Fox will be bagging a bargain is encouraged by the fact that Sky can absorb a thumping increase in Premier League costs and still suffer only a 5% decline in earnings a share. ...
Bernie Ecclestone, Sir Martin Sorrell and executives to reap $40m in F1 selloff image
....Liberty has already made an impact on F1 after just a few days of holding the keys. It has replaced Ecclestone with former 21st Century Fox president Chase Carey who has become F1’s chairman and chief executive whilst ex-ESPN marketing director Sean Bratches has been hired as commercial director. ...
Sky to offer full TV service without a dish for the first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 08:31:45 AM
....Darroch distanced the breakdown in talks from a potential link with concerns of market dominance relating to the Fox/Sky deal. “I don’t think this has got anything to do with the approach by 21st Century Fox,” said Darroch. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
.... However, the competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, later said the full amount may not be payable to Ireland. In the empire-building stakes, supermarket chain Sainsbury’s won control of Argos, Shire Pharmaceuticals took over Baxalta, ABInBev, the world’s biggest brewer, completed its £79bn acquisition of SAB Miller and as the year drew to a close, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox lodged an £11. ...
Meeting notes contradict Murdoch claim not to have asked PMs for help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 06:05:22 PM
.... The remark was originally attributed to him by Anthony Hilton, the Evening Standard columnist who used to work closely with Murdoch when he was at the Times. Murdoch’s attempt to claim he does not lobby prime ministers came after his US-based media empire, 21st Century Fox, launched a new bid for control of Sky. ...
Ed Miliband slams Sky bid: 'Murdoch has learned nothing' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 01:45:43 PM
....The former Labour leader said that the latest £11. 2bn bid by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox “shows the Murdochs have learned nothing and think they can get away with anything”. ...
Rupert Murdoch: 'I've never asked any prime minister for anything' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:57:06 PM
....Rupert Murdoch has written to the Guardian to deny he ever claimed that Downing Street did his bidding, as an attempt by his US film and television group to acquire Sky is due to be formally notified to ministers. The media mogul, who is chairman of 21st Century Fox, wrote: “I have made it a principle all my life never to ask for anything from any prime minister. ...
The Fox-Sky row isn’t going away, no matter how much ministers ignore it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 06:59:44 AM
. Has anyone in Downing Street actually realised that Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has lodged a bid for Sky? If you trawl through newspapers and the internet looking for comments from the government about the proposed £11. ...
Murdoch’s Sky deal must be blocked, say senior opposition figures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 11:05:16 PM
. James Murdoch’s continued role in his father’s media empire is sufficient reason for the proposed takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox to be blocked, say Ed Miliband and Vince Cable. ...
Sky investors should think in the long term and reject Murdoch's deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:45:24 PM
.... His target for Sky, as a standalone business, is £13. 70, some 27% above the value of the offer from 21st Century Fox. ...
Rupert Murdoch confirms £11.7bn Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:45:00 PM
Sky investor demands transparency over Fox bid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:58:27 AM
. Another City shareholder has called on Sky's independent directors to explain why they have backed a takeover by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. ...
Gordon Brown: delay Murdoch Sky takeover till after Leveson part 2 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:22:13 AM
....Gordon Brown has demanded that Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of the Sky satellite business be delayed until the government carries out the second part of the Leveson inquiry into press malpractice. In a letter to the culture secretary, Karen Bradley, the former prime minister said the bid by Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox for Sky made the “promised but delayed second part of the Leveson inquiry … particularly relevant and timely”. ...
Shareholder calls for Sky takeover transparency image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 09:18:00 AM
....Rupert Murdoch is planning a bid for the broadcaster Sky. There is no formal offer yet, but last week Murdoch's 21st Century Fox said it was in talks with Sky for a bid pitched at £10. ...
Rupert Murdoch unlikely to spin off Sky News in takeover battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:00:59 PM
. Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is not expected to offer Sky News as a regulatory pawn to secure an £11. ...
Murdoch deal requires robust safeguards at Sky, say shareholders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:29:59 PM
. A group of Sky shareholders has called for “robust” safeguards to protect its “future probity” under full ownership by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. ...
Sky should hold out for more from Rupert Murdoch | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:53:17 PM
. Before one dives into the political and regulatory thickets of media plurality and competition, there is a basic question to be asked about 21st Century Fox’s £10. ...
Pressure grows to refer Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 05:38:11 PM
....2bn proposed bid for full control of television broadcaster Sky to the media watchdog, as MPs from all parties expressed concern about the deal in the House of Commons. Labour, Conservative, SNP and Liberal Democrat MPs raised worries that the proposed takeover by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox could concentrate too much power in the hands of the media mogul, who already controls the Times and Sun newspapers via News Corp, as well as 39% of Sky. ...
Murdoch plans Sky bid tactic that would squeeze out opponents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 04:21:53 PM
. Rupert Murdoch is planning a form of takeover for Sky that would make it easier for his 21st Century Fox group to squeeze out shareholders opposed to the £11. ...
Murdoch Sky bid: government faces urgent question image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 01:28:48 PM
....Media regulator Ofcom could then carry out a public interest test on the £11. 2bn offer from the media mogul’s 21st Century Fox film and television group for the 61% of Sky it does not already own. ...
FTSE 100 falls despite boost for oil shares image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 09:03:48 AM
....Shares in Sky slipped 2. 8% after having surged on Friday, when it emerged that 21st Century Fox had made a takeover approach for the company. ...

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