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Fox raises Sky bid to £24.5-billion

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has boosted its bid for Sky, raising the stakes for Comcast to retaliate in a battle for control of Britain’s top pay-television company. Fox offered £14/share to value Sky at £24.5-billion

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Comcast tenders £22bn bid for UK’s Sky

Comcast has jumped into the fray for Sky, challenging Rupert Murdoch’s 21 Century Fox and Walt Disney Co with a cash offer valuing the business at £22.1bn and opening the possibility of a bidding contest

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Amazon to bid for Premier League rights

Amazon.com plans to bid for the rights to stream Premier League matches in the upcoming auction in the UK, according to a source familiar with the matter, part of a broader strategy to bring more sports content to its global

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BT must separate Openreach: Ofcom

BT Group should be permitted to retain ownership of the UK’s main broadband network, but it needs to give rivals better access to it, regulator Ofcom said. Ofcom called on BT, the UK’s former telecommunications monopoly

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In the UK, debate over breaking up BT

There have frequently been calls for BT, the former telecoms monopoly, to be broken up. Now, with the company having emerged as the buyer of mobile phone network EE, complaints about BT’s power – which have never gone away – have grown louder. But other than

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Job losses as Sabido set to close units

Sabido Investments, which owns broadcasting assets including e.tv and eNews Channel Africa (eNCA), has announced it may have to close two loss-making divisions and has begun consultations with affected staff. The first business that may be closed down

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eNews Channel to launch in the UK

The eNews Channel, the 24-hour television news service available on MultiChoice’s DStv platform, will launch on the Sky digital satellite platform in the UK in coming weeks. The service will target the sizeable expatriate community. A launch date has not yet been confirmed. Sky has more than 10m subscribers in the UK