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Fox sticks with £14 a share for Sky but switches to public offer

21st Century Fox has posted its £14 a share offer for the 61% of Sky it does not already own to shareholders without topping Comcast’s superior offer of £14.75 a share, potentially postponing the day when the UK pay TV operator’s fate will be decided. Fox had until this Friday to decide how to respond […]

Fox and Disney shareholders say yes to deal

21st Century Fox and Disney shareholders have approved the acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business by Disney. Fox shareholders approved the company’s merger agreement with Disney and the agreement for the distribution of shares related to the spin-off of the ‘new Fox’ company headed by Lachlan Murdoch that will house Fox News and Fox Business Network […]

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 least complained-about pay TV operator in UK in Q1

Sky was the least complained-about pay TV provider in the UK in the first quarter of this year, and BT was the most complained-about, according to the latest figures released by media and telecoms watchdog Ofcom. According to Ofcom’s statistics, Sky generated two complaints per 100,000 customers in the three months to March, compared with […]

Comcast drops out of Fox race to focus on Sky

Comcast has dropped the bidding war with Disney to acquire assets from 21st Century Fox and will instead focus on the acquisition of Sky. “I’d like to congratulate Bob Iger and the team at Disney and commend the Murdoch family and Fox for creating such a desirable and respected company,” Comcast chairman-CEO Brian Roberts said […]

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 […]

Streaming services overtake UK pay TV as viewing revolution gathers pace

Subscriptions to OTT TV services Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV have overtaken traditional pay TV services in the UK, according to figures compiled by media and telecom regulator Ofcom. According to Ofcom’s latest Media Nations report, which covers major trends in UK television, pay TV revenues also declined last year after a period […]

Mediaset strikes deal with DAZN to bring Serie A to premium subscribers

Mediaset has struck a deal with Perform Group, operator of the DAZN sports streaming service, to provide access to the service as part of its Premium Calcio offering for a reduced overall price of €19.90 a month. DAZN secured rights to 114 Serie A matches over the next three years last month and announced that […]

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 […]

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