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  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, April 25- U.S. media group Comcast submitted a 22 billion pound bid for Sky on Wednesday, prompting the European pay TV group to drop its support for a lower offer from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox. The Fox-Sky deal has been held up by concerns about the influence Murdoch could wield over public opinion through owning all of the...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, April 25- U.S. media group Comcast submitted a 22 billion pound bid for Sky on Wednesday, prompting the European pay TV group to drop its support for a lower offer from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox. The deal has been held up by concerns about the influence Murdoch could wield over public opinion through owning all of the broadcaster as...

  • LONDON, April 25- U.S. media group Comcast submitted a 22 billion pound bid for Sky on Wednesday, prompting the European pay TV group to drop its support for a lower offer from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox. The deal has been held up by concerns about the influence Murdoch could wield over public opinion through owning all of the broadcaster as well as...

  • Comcast's $31 billion bid for Sky challenges Fox

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew discusses Comcast's bid for British broadcaster Sky.

  • LONDON, April 25- Sky withdrew its recommendation of Rupert Murdoch's contested bid for the European pay-TV group after rival Comcast submitted a higher, 22 billion-pound cash offer on Wednesday. UK- based Sky, with more than 20 million customers for its sports, entertainment and news channels across Europe, is at the centre of a three-way battle for control...

  • LONDON— The Latest on the rival bids to take over U.K. pay TV operator Sky:. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says his company's cash offer values each Sky share at 12.50 pounds, 16 percent higher than the 21st Century Fox offer of 10.75 pounds. 21st Century Fox has offered to insulate Sky's news operations from the influence of Murdoch and his family, who already own several...

  • LONDON— U.S. media conglomerate Comcast has made a 22 billion pound bid for London- based pay TV operator Sky in move that threatens a rival bid by Rupert Murdoch. 21st Century Fox has offered to insulate Sky's news operations from the influence of Murdoch and his family, who already own several other media titles in the U.K., to win approval of its bid.

  • Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a live TV debate on June 20, 2016 in London, England.

    Comcast's $31 billion offer for British broadcaster Sky challenges a lower takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch's Fox.

  • LONDON, Feb 27- U.S. cable giant Comcast Corp has offered $31 billion for Sky Plc, threatening a plan hatched by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc and Walt Disney Co to seize control of Europe's biggest pay-TV group. The world's biggest entertainment company and owner of NBC and Universal Pictures said on Tuesday it proposed to offer 12.50 pounds per...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- U.S. cable giant Comcast Corp has offered $31 billion for Sky Plc, threatening a plan hatched by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc and Walt Disney Co to seize control of Europe's biggest pay-TV group. The world's biggest entertainment company and owner of NBC and Universal Pictures said on Tuesday it proposed to offer 12.50 pounds per...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Feb 27- Comcast Corp would become the world's largest pay-TV operator if CEO Brian Roberts' $31- billion bid for Sky Plc succeeds, more than doubling its subscribers and expanding its international presence as growth slows in its core U.S. market. Little known in Europe, Philadelphia- based Comcast is the biggest U.S. cable operator, owning...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Feb 27- Comcast Corp would become the world's largest pay-TV operator if CEO Brian Roberts' $31- billion bid for Sky Plc succeeds, more than doubling its subscribers and expanding its international presence as growth slows in its core U.S. market. Little known in Europe, Philadelphia- based Comcast is the biggest U.S. cable operator, owning...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- U.S. cable giant Comcast has offered to buy Sky for $31 billion in a surprise move, posing another hurdle to tycoon Rupert Murdoch's attempts to buy the broadcaster. Murdoch's Fox has agreed to buy the 61 percent of Sky it does not already own, but the deal has become bogged down in regulatory investigations. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp proposes to pay...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- U.S. cable giant Comcast has offered $31 billion for Sky, threatening a plan hatched by Rupert Murdoch's Fox and Bob Iger's Walt Disney to seize control of Europe's biggest pay-TV group. The world's biggest entertainment company and owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, said on Tuesday it had proposed to offer 12.50 pounds per share for Britain's...

  • Lawrence Haverty, Gabelli Funds associate portfolio manager, and Tom Rogers, TRget Media CEO, talk about Comcast's bid for British broadcaster Sky.

  • Comcast makes 'superior cash proposal' for Sky

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew talks about Comcast's bid for British broadcaster Sky in an offer higher than Fox's prior bid.

  • Here's the lowdown on Sky

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore takes a look at the synergies between Comcast and Sky.

  • LONDON, Feb 27- U.S. cable giant Comcast offered to buy Sky for $31 billion in an unsolicited approach, taking on Rupert Murdoch's Fox and Bob Iger's Walt Disney in the battle for Europe's biggest pay-TV group. The world's biggest entertainment company, which owns NBC and Universal Pictures, said on Tuesday it proposed to offer 12.50 pounds per share,...

  • Comcast's bid for Sky 'mixed of good and bad news' for shareholders, says analyst

    Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson founder and senior analyst, shares his thoughts on Comcast $31 billion offer for British broadcaster Sky.

  • Sky shares soar on Comcast bid

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore has the update on Comcast's all-cash offer for British broadcaster Sky.