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U.S. Media Giant Challenges Murdoch With Rival Sky Bid

LONDON (AP) — U.S. media giant Comcast offered Wednesday to buy British broadcaster Sky Plc for 22 billion pounds ($30 billion), topping a controversial bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.

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In Blow to Murdoch, UK Refers Fox Bid for Sky to Regulator

LONDON (AP) — The British government will refer Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s bid for satellite broadcaster Sky to the country’s competition regulator for further examination, in a blow to Rupert Murdoch’s takeover plans. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley told lawmakers Tuesday

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Murdoch Takeover Bid for Sky Delayed for Extra Scrutiny

Britain’s government stalled Twenty-First Century Fox’s takeover of the Sky pay television and broadband network Thursday after regulators said the deal could give Rupert Murdoch and his family too much influence over the country’s media.

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Every British TV Show To Be Monitored for ‘Diversity’

Some of Britain’s best-loved and most watched programmes, including EastEnders and Coronation Street, are to be monitored for their ethnic, gender and sexual orientation diversity as part of a new scheme to be rolled out eventually across the whole of

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Hollywood Has a New Super Villain: It’s the European Union

Hollywood luvvies probably don’t know much about the European Union, but they’re sure about to. Whenever Hugh Jackman, or George Clooney, or whoever the kids like nowadays hear about the EU, it is likely in the context of some PR-effort. Something