Rupert Murdoch

British regulator to investigate Sky takeover by Murdoch's Fox


LONDON The British government has referred Rupert Murdoch's planned 11.7 billion pound ($14.4 billion) takeover of European pay-TV group Sky to regulators to decide if the deal is in the public interest.

UK government likely to refer Fox's Sky deal to regulator

LONDON Rupert Murdoch's planned takeover of European pay-TV group Sky is likely to be investigated to see whether it is in the public interest, the British government warned on Friday.

Budget 2017, Business, Deals, 03 Mar 2017

James Murdoch praises British TV, seeking Sky deal approval

LONDON James Murdoch, the chief executive of Twenty-First Century Fox , lauded the quality of Britain's television industry on Thursday as the company makes a fresh attempt to gain control of European TV business Sky .

Budget 2017, Business, 03 Mar 2017

Murdoch's Fox set to request EU approval for Sky takeover bid

LONDON Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox will seek approval from the European Commission for its $14.4 billion bid for European pay-TV firm Sky in the coming days, a person familiar with the matter said.

Budget 2017, Business, 01 Mar 2017

Thomson Reuters' earnings beat forecasts but raise questions about coming quarters

NEW YORK Thomson Reuters Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday but its revenue missed forecasts and investors showed concern that one gauge of future demand from financial clients declined for the first time in almost three years.

Budget 2017, Business, 10 Feb 2017

UK PM and Murdoch did not discuss Sky bid at September meeting - minister

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May did not discuss with Rupert Murdoch the proposed takeover of UK pay-TV group Sky by the tycoon's Twenty-First Century Fox at a September meeting, Britain's media minister said on Tuesday.

Deals, Budget 2017, Business, 20 Dec 2016

Murdoch denies pressuring UK prime ministers ahead of Sky submission

LONDON Rupert Murdoch said on Monday he had never asked a British prime minister for anything, seeking to play down his influence ahead of what is likely to be a politically charged approval process for his $14.6 billion bid for pay-TV group Sky.

Budget 2017, Business, 19 Dec 2016

Murdoch's Fox agrees $14.6 billion Sky deal to expand empire

LONDON Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has struck a $14.6 billion deal to buy European pay-TV firm Sky that unites a media empire across two continents and helps it take on rivals like Netflix in the battle for viewers. | Video

Deals, Budget 2017, Business, Tech 16 Dec 2016

From New York to London, rapid talks seal Sky-Fox deal

LONDON British business veteran Martin Gilbert was at his desk in early December when he received the call he had been expecting for years. James Murdoch wanted to meet.

Tech, Budget 2017, Business, Deals, 16 Dec 2016

Former UK PM Brown calls for Murdoch's Sky deal to be delayed

LONDON Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged Britain to delay Rupert Murdoch's proposed deal to buy European pay-TV group Sky until the government completes an inquiry into a phone hacking scandal, the Guardian said on Wednesday.

Budget 2017, Business, Deals, 14 Dec 2016

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