25 Apr Comcast Pursues Sky While Assessing Bigger Move for Fox Assets [WSJ]
By Shalini Ramachandran, Amol Sharma and David Benoit
April 25, 2018 | Comcast on Wednesday lobbed an official $31 billion proposal to buy European pay-TV operator Sky PLC, topping an existing offer from 21st Century Fox Inc., which already owns a 39% stake in Sky. Fox counts Rupert Murdoch and his family as major shareholders.
Separately, the cable giant is weighing whether to play interloper on Fox’s $52.4 billion deal to sell its entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co. , people familiar with the situation say.
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