Posts tagged: Comcast

Is Comcast's adviser preparing to become a media mogul himself?

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 12:32 pm

The reason Betaville posits such a question in the headline is that yesterday it was suggested in The Times that Ian Osborne - a former adviser to former British Prime Minister David Cameron - is trying to buy Fortune magazine from publisher Meridith via his advisory firm/investment vehicle Connaught, which counts Sir Simon Robey as a director. Below is a link to yesterday's piece in The Times:..


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RARE ALERT: 21st Century Fox said to ...

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 10:36 pm

21st Century Fox has appointed a powerful shareholder solicitation firm amid speculation it is preparing to launch a final "knockout" offer for Sky.

According to sources claiming to be familiar with the matter, Rupert Murdoch's media group - which has already struck a deal to sell the majority of its assets to Walt Disney Corporation for $52 billion - has mandated Georgeson to sound out Sky shareholders about whether they are willing to support its £14.00 a share offer for Sky...


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RARE ALERT: 21st Century Fox said to have drawn a second bidder for assets - part 2

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:49 pm

I see the various US media organisations are claiming to have broken the "scoop" about Comcast making an approach for 21st Century Fox.

Well, if these organisations had spoken to Betaville Intelligence subscribers they would have realised this story was broken on this news service a couple of hours before.

Below is the link to the piece:..