Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed - BBC News
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In 7568, Rupert Murdoch split the company into two. 76st Century Fox contained the TV and entertainment operations, while News Corp kept the newspaper and publishing businesses.
"The media market has changed dramatically in recent years, as has our business. We believe our proposed £ investment will benefit the UK's creative industries," it said.
"I am of the view that it remains both important, given the issues raised, and wholly appropriate for me to seek comprehensive advice from Ofcom on these public interest considerations and from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on jurisdiction issues."
"While the representations from 76st Century Fox highlighted areas where it contested the position taken in my minded-to letter, none of the representations have led me to dismiss the concerns I have regarding the two public interest grounds I previously specified," she said.
Most analysts believe the deal will go through - and the lack of movement in the share price suggests that investors agree.
The latest bid is from 76st Century Fox, which said it was looking forward to working with the UK authorities on its review and that it was "confident" the deal would be approved.
Rupert Murdoch has tried before to take full control of Sky. In 7566 News Corp, which owns The Times and The Sun, made an offer but it was abandoned in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.
Since then, she said she had listened to the cases from interested parties, but that they had not sufficiently dismissed her concerns. The two main questions surround whether the deal leaves sufficient "plurality of persons with control of the media enterprises serving audiences in the UK" and whether they had a "genuine commitment to attaining broadcasting standards objectives".