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Comcast closes Sky purchase, James Murdoch steps down

Comcast has closed its purchase of 21st Century Fox’s holding in Sky, with a 75% share in the company overall. With this majority stake Comcast’s ownership now becomes unconditional, with Sky’s listing on the London Stock Exchange set to be cancelled on November 7. In light of the news, James Murdoch has stepped down from […]

21st Century Fox exits Sky by selling 39% stake to Comcast

21st Century Fox has agreed to sell its 39% stake in Sky to Comcast after the US pay TV giant emerged triumphant from an intense bidding process over the weekend. With the move Rupert Murdoch, who is chairman of 21st Century Fox, cashes out his interest in Sky – a company that he launched in the UK nearly […]

Now TV integrates Netflix and launches new smart box

The recently-announced collaboration between pay TV giant Sky and SVOD platform Netflix took a step forward today with news that the Netflix app has been integrated with Sky streaming service Now TV. Consumers who sign-up or sign-in to their Netflix account can now switch seamlessly between Now TV Entertainment Pass series like A Discovery of […]

Comcast closes in on 40% of Sky shares days after US$39bn bid

Comcast has bought up 36.95% of Sky just days after it dealt a knock-out $39bn bid for the pay-TV broadcaster. As of Wednesday (September 26), the business owns around 635m shares in Sky, according to an official statement from the London Stock Exchange, and is looking to make further market purchases at £17.28 per share. […]

Fox ‘considering options’ as Comcast deals knockout blow for Sky

Sky’s stock has jumped in value after the pay TV operator’s independent board recommended shareholders accept its superior offer in the sealed bidding process carried out at the end of last week, with Fox “considering its options” over its 39% stake in the company. “As the price of the final Comcast Offer is materially superior, […]

Sky Deutschland does deal with Discovery for sports bars

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has teamed up with Discovery to add the latter’s exclusive Bundesliga content from Eurosport to its offering for sports bars. The deal will enable Sky Sportsbars clients to make Eurosport 2 HD Xtra service available to their customers. Eurosport’s offering will include coverage of 573 matches from the German top […]

Fox extends Sky deadline as sealed auction looms

21st Century Fox has extended its deadline for Sky shareholders to accept its £14 a share offer for the company until October 6, following a similar move by rival Comcast next week. Fox’s move sets the scene for a sealed auction to kick off after the September 22 deadline for Fox to raise its bid. […]

Sky launches latest VR experience

Sky has launched its latest VR experience, a tie-in to new Sky One drama A Discovery of Witches. The VR experience premiered earlier this month as part of the virtual reality section of the Venice Film Festival earlier this month and was on display over the weekend at London Waterloo for viewers to try. Speaking […]

Mediaset moving towards sale of pay TV platform

Mediaset is moving towards a sale of its pay TV unit Mediaset Premium to Sky before the end of this year, according to CEO Pier Silvio Berlusconi, who has also said that the media group is working towards a broader pan-European alliance or combination. Speaking to Italian press at the launch of the new season […]

Sky Deutschland to launch pop-up Halloween channel

Sky Deutschland it to launch a pop-up Halloween channel from October 19-November 1. Sky Cinema Halloween HD will offer a collection of 70 horror movies including Halloween – Die Nacht des Grauens (Halloween), Underworld: Blood Wars, Get Out and Annabelle 2. Other content will include an exclusive TV premier of horror remake Es, which will […]

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