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UK Takeover Panel rules Disney must pay £14 a share for Sky

The UK Takeover Panel has confirmed that Disney would be obliged to pay £14 (€15.70) a share to take control of the remaining part of Sky that 21st Century Fox does not own. if 21st Century Fox fails to gain to control of the operator before the completion of Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business. […]

Sky launches pop-up superheroes channel

Sky Deutschland is launching a pop-up TV channel dedicated to comic book superheroes. The channel, Sky Cinema Comic-Helden HD, which will air from September 24 until October 7, will hinge on the exclusive TV premier of movie Justice League with ben Affleck and Gal Gadot on October 30, which brings multiple superheroes from different franchises […]

Sky impresses with strong full year results

Sky reported strong full-year results with revenue and EBITDA gains, half a million new customer additions over the period, and TV churn in the UK and Ireland at its lowest level for a decade. Announcing figures for the 12 months ended June 30, Sky reported a 5% increase in like-for-like revenue to £13.6 billion (€15.3 […]

Sky Deutschland strikes deal with DAZN for sports bars

Sky Deutschland has struck a deal with sports streaming network DAZN to provide its service in sports bars services by Sky. The Sky Sportsbars service will be able to broadcast live sports content from DAZN in Germany and Austria, supplementing Sky’s existing offer for bards and restaurants, which includes Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League football […]

Liberty Global unconcerned whether Fox or Comcast take control of Sky

Liberty Global is “not bothered” about whether 21st Century Fox or Comcast gains control of Sky in the UK, according to the international cable operator’s CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to CNBC, Fries said that Liberty both competed and partnered with Sky in the UK and said that the market was “healthy and vibrant” and competitive. […]

Comcast raises Sky bid to £26bn as UK government approves Fox takeover

Comcast has raised its cash offer for Sky to £26 billion after 21st Century Fox’s cash bump to £24.5 billion (€27.7 billion) earlier this week. The latest move in the bidding war for Sky comes as the UK government finally gave a green light to Fox’s takeover of the UK pay TV operator. The offer […]

21st Century Fox ups Sky bid to £24.5bn

Twenty-first Century Fox has increased its offer for Sky to £24.5 billion (€27.7 billion), outbidding rival Comcast which made a £22.1 billion approach for the pay TV operator earlier this year. Fox’s increased offer of £14 for each Sky share marks a 12% premium on Comcast’s £12.50 per-share offer and is roughly 30.2% higher than the initial […]

Sky bidding war in prospect as Fox set for green light

21st Century Fox is expected to receive a green light from culture secretary Matt Hancock to take control of Sky this week, triggering a potential bidding war for the UK-based pay TV operator with Comcast. Hancock’s clearing of the deal is expected to conditional on Fox selling Sky News – most likely to Disney – […]

RTL pay channels dropped by Sky

German commercial broadcaster RTL’s pay TV channels will cease to broadcast on pay TV operator Sky’s platform from July 17 after the pair failed to reach a mutually acceptable commercial agreement. The lack of a deal means that RTL pay channels RTL Crime, RTL Passion and RTL Living will be dropped from the Sky platform. […]

UK sets scene for Sky bidding war between Fox and Comcast

The UK government has approved 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky on the condition that Sky News is divested, clearing the path for a Fox showdown with Sky’s other bidder, Comcast. In a statement to parliament yesterday, UK culture secretary Matt Hancock said that details will now be finalised over how Sky News can be divested “in […]