End-game for the merger of 21CF and Sky | Jun 2017

Sectors: 
Media
Technology
Telecoms
TV
Companies: 
21st Century Fox
News Corp
News UK
Ofcom
Sky
Sky Deutschland
Sky Italia

Secretary of State (SoS) Karen Bradley has made an initial decision to refer 21CF’s bid for Sky to the Competition Markets Authority (CMA) for a detailed consideration of media plurality concerns, to be finalised in the near future

The issue at hand is the potential increase in the influence of the members of the Murdoch Family Trust (MFT) over the UK’s news agenda and political process. The SoS rejected the remedy for Sky News brokered by Ofcom

Ofcom’s non-negative decision on the fitness and propriety of 21CF to hold Sky’s broadcast licences cleared another hurdle in the event the merger is finally accepted

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