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Sky wins bulk of Premier League rights as value slips

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LONDON Rupert Murdoch's Sky will pay 3.58 billion pounds to show 128 Premier League matches for three seasons from 2019/20 in a deal that brings to an end rampant inflation in the value of the domestic rights for English top-flight soccer.

Murdoch pledges independent Sky News to smooth path for Fox deal

LONDON Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox pledged to keep Sky News independent and continue funding the loss-making channel for five years, in an attempt to overcome regulatory concerns over its $15.7 billion takeover of pay-TV firm Sky.

Deals, Business, 12 Feb 2018

Thomson Reuters beats profit forecast, misses on revenue

Thomson Reuters Corp beat Wall Street profit expectations in the fourth quarter as it kept a lid on costs, but revenue slightly missed forecasts.

Business, 08 Feb 2018

Twenty-First Century Fox tops profit estimates as cable shines

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc trounced Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Wednesday, helped by increases in the fees it collects from cable and satellite distributors.

Business, 08 Feb 2018

UK regulator puts hurdle in path of Murdoch's $15.7 billion Sky deal

LONDON Rupert Murdoch's $15.7 billion takeover of European broadcaster Sky should be blocked unless a way is found to prevent the media tycoon from influencing the network's news output, Britain's competition regulator said. | Video

Business, Deals, 23 Jan 2018

Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital push

Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc. | Video

Top News, Business, Deals, 15 Dec 2017

Murdoch bets live sports and news will boost new, smaller Fox

NEW YORK Rupert Murdoch is banking on Americans' love of live sports and breaking news for a new, slimmed down version of his Fox TV business after selling the company's film studios and international operations to Walt Disney Co .

Business, 15 Dec 2017

Factbox - Disney's global footprint post-Fox deal

Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, seeking even greater scale as it battles digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

Deals, Top News, Business, 14 Dec 2017

Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion: source

Walt Disney Co's deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said.

Business, Deals, Top News 14 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position

Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor in pursuit of the $40 billion-plus deal.

Business, Deals 12 Dec 2017