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Media Rupert Murdoch

  • The media mogul failed in a 2010/ 11 attempt to buy the 61 percent of Sky that his group did not already own when a phone-hacking scandal at his News of the World tabloid derailed the bid and reignited claims he held too much influence in Britain. Analysts and commercial lawyers expect Bradley to ask media regulator Ofcom to examine whether the deal would damage...

  • By Agnieszka Flak and Gwénaëlle Barzic. MILAN/ PARIS, Dec 13- French tycoon Vincent Bollore has raised the stakes in a battle of nerves with Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset by saying Vivendi could buy up to a fifth of the Italian broadcaster, stirring talk of a hostile takeover bid. Vivendi, led by chairman and biggest shareholder Bollore, now owns 3 percent of...

  • Redstone's daughter Shari, who controls CBS's and Viacom's controlling shareholder National Amusements together with her father, told the New York Times Dealbook conference last month that scale was crucial for both companies, because it would give them greater pricing power in content distribution. The chief executives of CBS and Viacom are also...

  • *UK government said has not yet received formal notification. LONDON, Dec 12- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox aims to table a firm cash bid valuing British broadcaster Sky at 10.75 pounds per share as early as Wednesday for the 61 percent of the company it does not already own, four people familiar with the matter said. That is a court-approved agreement...

  • *UK government said has not yet received formal notification. LONDON, Dec 12- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox aims to table a firm cash bid valuing British broadcaster Sky at 10.75 pounds per share as early as Wednesday for the 61 percent of the company it does not already own, four people familiar with the matter said. The two companies have agreed to...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox aims to table a firm cash bid valuing British broadcaster Sky at 10.75 pounds per share as early as Wednesday to help him buy the rest of the company, four people familiar with the matter said. The two companies have agreed to press ahead with a scheme of arrangement which is a court-approved agreement...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- Britain's main opposition Labour Party will ask an urgent question in parliament on Monday about the proposed bid by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox for pay-TV company Sky, the parliamentary website said. It did not say what question Kevin Brennan, Labour's culture, media and sport spokesman would pose, but opposition lawmakers say...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox aims to make a firm cash bid for British broadcaster Sky this week, valuing the company at 10.75 pounds per share, several people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Fox and Sky have agreed to press ahead with a scheme of arrangement which could make it easier for Fox to get the deal approved as it...

  • LONDON, Dec 11- A major shareholder in British pay-TV company Sky will vote against Twenty-First Century Fox's $14 billion takeover bid, the investor told Reuters on Sunday, while another said it is unhappy about the offer. The deal would give Fox control of a pay-TV network spanning 22 million households in Britain, Ireland, Austria, Germany and Italy.

  • LONDON, Dec 11- A major shareholder in British pay-TV Sky told Reuters on Sunday that it would vote against a takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox as the offer was too low. On Friday, Rupert Murdoch's Fox made an offer of 10.75 pounds a share in cash, backed by Sky's independent directors, in its second attempt to buy the 61- percent of the firm...

  • LONDON, Dec 11- Some shareholders are unhappy about the terms of a preliminary deal struck by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox to take over British pay-TV Sky, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported. But some shareholders are disappointed that the independent directors have not pushed to better the $14 billion bid which would give Fox control of a...

  • Owning Sky would give Fox, whose cable networks include Fox News and FX, subscription revenue from a pay-TV network spanning 22 million households in Europe, a market which has not been as affected as the United States by cord-cutters who drop cable subscriptions in favor of online subscription services. What Fox does with the technology and expertise that Sky...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has proposed buying the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal scuppered a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said the Murdochs had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Britain's top stock index recorded its biggest weekly rise in five months, with a late boost on Friday when Sky shares surged by more than 25 percent on a takeover approach from Twenty-First Century Fox. Sky shares recorded their biggest ever one-day percentage gain after the European pay-TV group said it had been approached by Rupert Murdoch's...

  • Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has made a $14.1 billion bid for the remaining shares of European pay-TV group Sky Plc that the U.S. company does not already own, the British broadcaster said on Friday. By owning all of Sky, Fox, whose cable networks include Fox News and FX, the New York- based media company would have control of a distribution...

  • Dec 9- European pay-TV group Sky Plc said on Friday it had received a takeover approach from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the company's largest shareholder. Sky's shares were up 26 percent at 10 pounds in late trading in London, while Fox's shares were up 4.3 percent. Fox Chief Executive James Murdoch was named chairman of Sky this year, fueling...

  • Dec 9- European pay-TV group Sky Plc said on Friday it had been approached by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to buy the company. Fox's offer of 10.75 pounds per share in cash, is a 36.2 percent premium to Sky's Thursday close, and values Sky at about 18.48 billion pounds. Fox already owns 39.1 percent of Sky, according to Thomson Reuters data.