Media plurality

Sky bid ‘will be referred’ in absence of new evidence

UK secretary of state for digital culture, media and sport Karen Bradley has pushed back a decision on whether to refer 21st Century Fox’s acquisition of Sky until she has looked at all representations on the matter, but said it was highly likely the bid would be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority on […]

UK government refers Sky takeover to regulators

The UK government has formally referred 21st Century Fox’s planned £11.7 billion takeover of the 61% it does not already own of Sky to regulators. Speaking in the House of Commons this morning, culture secretary Karen Bradley said that it was “wholly appropriate” to seek comprehensive advice from broadcast regulator Ofcom on public interest considerations, […]