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  • LONDON, Aug 9- Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has said he is considering withdrawing his support for Twenty-First Century Fox's attempt to take over Sky, saying he believes the 11.7 billion pound deal undervalues the British broadcaster. Odey, who is the 15th biggest Sky shareholder with a 1 percent stake according to Thomson Reuters data, had said he backed the...

  • Aug 8- Britain's department of culture said on Tuesday it had written to media watchdog Ofcom for more information on its views on Twenty-First Century Fox's bid for Sky Plc.. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley, who is responsible for media issues, said in July that she needed to look at the evidence received before taking a decision about the bid, which was likely to...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Fox News on Saturday suspended host Eric Bolling following a media report that he sent sexually inappropriate text messages to colleagues, marking the third high-profile harassment case to rock the conservative, highly rated cable news outlet. "Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently...

  • LONDON, July 19- James and Lachlan Murdoch urged the British government to let their company buy pay-TV group Sky, saying on Wednesday that further delays to the $15 billion deal could sour the climate for foreign investment in Britain after Brexit. The Murdochs' Twenty-First Century Fox was dealt a blow last month when Britain's media secretary, Karen Bradley,...

  • LONDON, July 13- Rupert Murdoch is unlikely to offer any new concessions to protect the editorial independence of Sky, increasing the chance that the $15 billion takeover deal goes to a lengthy investigation, a person familiar with the situation said. Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox was dealt a blow last month when Britain's media secretary, Karen Bradley,...

  • (L to R) Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp and chairman of Fox News, and Lachlan Murdoch, co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, walk together as they arrive on the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

    Rupert Murdoch will not make concessions to fast-track his takeover offer for Sky News.

  • July 12- The Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday it was adding more than a dozen new senior positions in a newsroom revamp to deliver news faster, with more visuals, as readers increasingly rely on smartphones. Deputy Editor in Chief Matt Murray will be promoted to executive editor, and editors for digital content strategy and strategic initiatives will be...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.5 pct at close. LONDON, June 29- Robust bank and mining stocks helped Britain's FTSE 100 index outpace European peers on Thursday, caught up in a broad slide driven by concerns over central banks potentially tightening policy. Britain's main share index ended 0.5 percent lower, having spent much of the session in positive territory, while euro zone...

  • Fox's Sky takeover delayed by British government

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox taking over Sky News delayed by the British government.

  • *UK government intends to submit deal to in-depth probe. *UK concerned about Murdoch's influence over news agenda. LONDON, June 29- Britain intends to subject Rupert Murdoch's takeover of European pay-TV group Sky to a lengthy in-depth investigation after finding the $15 billion deal risks giving the media mogul too much power over the news agenda.

  • *UK government intends to submit deal to in-depth probe. LONDON, June 29- Britain intends to subject Rupert Murdoch's takeover of European pay-TV group Sky to a lengthy in-depth investigation after finding the $14.8 billion deal risks giving the media mogul too much power over the news agenda. Bradley had asked regulators to examine whether Fox would have too...

  • LONDON, June 29- Britain intends to refer Rupert Murdoch's takeover of Sky to a full investigation because the deal raises concerns about the amount of influence the media mogul would wield. "I came to this House, on 16 March, to confirm that I had issued a European Intervention Notice in relation to the proposed merger between 21st Century Fox and Sky Plc on the...

  • LONDON, June 20- Rupert Murdoch will find out by June 29 whether he is closer to securing takeover target Sky after Britain set out a timetable to rule on whether the media mogul is a suitable owner of Europe's biggest broadcaster. Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has offered $14.8 billion to buy the 61 percent of Britain's Sky it does not already own,...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- The death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes could pose a major hurdle to a series of lawsuits that claimed he sexually harassed female anchors and contributors at America's most-watched cable channel. His departure from Fox News in July amid a sexual harassment scandal abruptly ended his 20- year reign at the cable channel that helped reshape...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Roger Ailes, founder and former chief executive of Fox News, the cable news channel popular with conservatives that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age 77.. Ailes' widow, Elizabeth Ailes, announced his death in a statement posted on the Fox News website on Thursday. He resigned from Fox News last July following allegations of...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Roger Ailes, founder and former chief executive of Fox News, the cable news channel popular with conservatives that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age 77.. Ailes' widow, Elizabeth Ailes, announced his death in a statement posted on the Fox News website on Thursday. He resigned from Fox News last July following allegations of...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Roger Ailes, founder and former chief executive of Fox News, the cable news channel popular with conservatives that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age 77.. Ailes' widow, Elizabeth Ailes, announced his death in a statement posted on the Fox News website on Thursday. He resigned from Fox News last July following allegations of...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Roger Ailes, former chief executive of Fox News, the cable news channel popular with conservatives that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age 77.. Ailes' widow, Elizabeth Ailes, announced his death in a statement posted on the Fox News website on Thursday. Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. Ailes...

  • May 18- Roger Ailes, who became one of the most powerful figures in both U.S. politics and media by turning the Fox News network into a booming voice for conservatives before he was brought down by sexual harassment charges, has died at the age of 77.. Ailes worked as a media strategist for Republican Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush before...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Roger Ailes, former chief executive of Fox News, the powerful cable news channel for conservatives that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age 77.. Ailes' widow, Elizabeth Ailes, announced his death in a statement posted on the Fox News website on Thursday. Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. Ailes...