Friday, December 9, 2016

Takeover bid: Rupert Murdoch reaches for pay-TV broadcaster Sky – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

21st Century Fox wants to buy the pay-TV broadcaster Sky.

The American group 21st Century Fox, the media Mogul Rupert Murdoch wants to take over the pay-TV broadcaster Sky. Fox was approached with an offer to the British, told Sky on Friday. The conversations continued. Further announcements would be made in due course.

The American group had to to the 6. January to decide whether he wanted to submit a binding offer or a Takeover. Fox already has 39 per cent of Sky.

Rupert Murdoch had already made no longer clear that he would have the transmitter like. He would achieve with Sky is a major platform for pay-TV and Internet in Europe. Murdoch had made in 2010, the attempt to secure additional shares in Sky, but the attempt was foiled by the fact that to him, then-press-scandal got in the way. One of his Tabloids at the time the cell phones of celebrities and politicians tapped into. Now is a good opportunity but seems once again to be come to buy Sky – not least because the pound is weak and the share price of Sky this year, is also comparatively low.

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At Sky-investors with the news of the offer to purchase came in contributions. The shares shot up in London, 30 per cent in the height of 10.23 pounds. Fox<10,75 pounds in cash per share./p>


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