Oh look - Comcast has just announced it owns over 30pc of Sky after tapping up shareholders (officially) for stock after the Saturday's shenanigans were finalised.
Posts tagged: Comcast
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:..
Comcast, the US cable company, is this week said to have approached some of Sky's largest shareholders about buying their shares to build a substantial stake in the London-listed broadcaster...
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...
Sky News: Polgyon pushes for £13.00 a share; Daily Mail/CBNC Comcast preparing counter for Sky - part 2
This time last week Betaville was all aflutter after the Daily Mail splashed its business section and wrote a comment piece on the possiblity of Comcast making a £19 billion counter offer for FTSE 100-listed broadcaster Sky...
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:..