• Published on 20 Nov 2017 Sections Business, Politics, UK

    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”.…

  • Published on 12 Sep 2017 Sections Business, Politics, UK

    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.  

  • Published on 16 Mar 2017 Sections Business, UK, World

    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…

  • Published on 3 Mar 2017 Sections UK

    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.

  • Published on 15 Dec 2016 Sections Business, UK

    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.