July 20, 2017 / 8:29 AM / 7 months ago

UK to give update on Fox-Sky merger on Thursday: opposition Labour Party

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will update parliament on Thursday on the next steps in Twenty-First Century Fox’s bid for European pay-TV group Sky, the opposition Labour Party said on Twitter.

Media minister Karen Bradley said last month she was minded to refer the deal for a lengthy investigation, saying it risked giving media mogul Rupert Murdoch too much influence over the news agenda.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Kate Holton

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