The proposed £11.7 billion takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox is not in the public interest as the combined group would have too much control over UK news media, the British competition watchdog has provisionally found.
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018
The UK plans to expand its probe into 21st Century Fox’s bid for broadcaster Sky, exposing Rupert Murdoch and his family to further scrutiny over governance at their media empire and adding to the uncertainty about the £11.7bn (€12.8bn) deal.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
The British government yesterday said it had received the additional advice it had requested on Rupert Murdoch’s bid to buy broadcaster Sky, and it would decide whether to refer the deal for an in-depth review as soon as possible.
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017
Rupert Murdoch's bid to take full control of Sky will come under fresh scrutiny this week when an influential group of politicians meets with Ofcom to express their opposition to the tycoon's latest takeover attempt.
Sun, 30 Apr, 2017