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Ofcom meets Murdoch brothers to discuss Sky takeover

Friday 2 June 2017 | 10:45 CET | News
The Murdoch brothers have held secret talks with Ofcom in a bid to persuade the regulator to wave through 21st Century Fox's planned takeover of the rest of pay-TV provider Sky. According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Ofcom CEO Sharon White met James and Lachlan Murdoch in London in the last week to discuss the proposed deal. James is CEO of Fox and Lachlan joint chairman with their father Rupert Murdoch. Ofcom is conducting an in-depth review of the effect full Fox control could have on Sky and the British media.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Ofcom / Sky
Countries: United Kingdom
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