Presenter accuses Fox News on diversity
An American television presenter has claimed that African-American staff at Fox News are consistently marginalised – as he gave evidence to the competition watchdog investigating the proposed Fox takeover of Sky. Kelly Wright said there was a culture of systemic and institutional bias in America – declaring “it’s wrong and we are better than this”.…
Fox bid for Sky faces competition probe
Rupert Murdoch’s £11 billion bid to take full control of Sky has been dealt a blow today after the government said it could ask the competition watchdog to look into the planned takeover by 21st Century Fox.
Rupert Murdoch’s Sky takeover bid to be reviewed
Rupert Murdoch’s plan for an eleven billion pound takeover of Sky is being sent to the regulators. The government said it wants advice on whether the deal is in the public interest. It’s the second time Mr Murdoch has tried to take control of Sky – but his last effort foundered after the phone-hacking scandal…
Sky takeover could be investigated
The Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has said she’s “minded” to order the broadcasting watchdog to investigate the takeover deal between 21st Century Fox and Sky to see if it’s in the public interest.
Sky takeover deal agreed
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has agreed a takeover deal with Sky worth more than £11.5bn. It means Fox will buy the 61% stake in the broadcaster.