Comcast increases cash offer for Sky to $34 billion, topping Twenty-First Century Fox

Comcast increases cash offer for Sky to $34 billion, topping Twenty-First Century Fox

Comcast on Wednesday raised its cash offer for Sky to $34 billion, topping Twenty-First Century Fox’s latest bid. Comcast said its upped bid has been recommended by the independent committee of Sky. The company also said it has earmarked funds to fulfill the terms of the deal. Earlier Wednesday, Fox raised its offer to about $32.5 billion. The two media giants have been in a bidding war for the British television group. Fox had originally…

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Comcast increases cash offer for Sky to $34 billion, topping Twenty-First Century Fox

Comcast increases cash offer for Sky to $34 billion, topping Twenty-First Century Fox

Comcast on Wednesday raised its cash offer for Sky PLC to $34 billion, topping Twenty-First Century Fox’s latest bid. Comcast said its upped bid has been recommended by the independent committee of Sky. The company also said it has earmarked funds to fulfill the terms of the deal. Earlier Wednesday, Fox raised its offer to about $32.5 billion. The two media giants have been in a bidding war for the British television group. Fox had…

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Rupert Murdoch’s payday for selling to Disney shrank, even though Disney is willing to pay almost $20 billion more for his Fox assets

Rupert Murdoch’s payday for selling to Disney shrank, even though Disney is willing to pay almost $20 billion more for his Fox assets

The bidding war between Comcast and Disney for Fox assets is costing Rupert Murdoch billions of dollars. Disney raised its bid for pieces of Twenty-First Century Fox to $71.3 billion, up from its original offer of $52.5 billion. This was in response to Comcast’s offer of $65 billion for the same Fox assets. Disney’s original bid was all stock. Its new bid is a mix of stock and cash, which raises Murdoch’s tax bill and…

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Disney is expected to add cash to its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox assets

Disney is expected to add cash to its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox assets

Disney is expected to add cash to its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox assets, sources tell CNBC. The sources spoke days after CNBC parent Comcast launched a $65 billion cash bid for the assets, which include Fox’s movie studios, networks National Geographic and FX, Star TV, stakes in Sky, Endemol Shine Group and Hulu as well as regional sports networks. Comcast’s bid was a 19 percent premium to Disney’s offer. Earlier, Disney reached an agreement…

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Comcast is said to include $2.5 billion break-up fee in Fox bid

Comcast is said to include $2.5 billion break-up fee in Fox bid

Comcast is prepared to offer $2.5 billion in break-up fees in its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox assets, according to the Financial Times. The cable company, and owner of CNBC-parent NBCUniversal, is planning to make a $60 billion, all-cash offer in mid-June for some of Fox’s assets, sources have said. An earlier bid was rebuffed in lieu of a potential deal with Disney. A regulatory filing last month showed Fox initially chose Disney over Comcast…

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Disney CEO Bob Iger: Confident deal with Fox will close

Disney CEO Bob Iger: Confident deal with Fox will close

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC on Tuesday that he remains “confident” the deal with Twenty-First Century Fox will move forward. Disney’s $52 billion bid for Fox was announced in December. On Monday, sources told CNBC that Comcast is planning a $60 billion all-cash bid to acquire Fox’s assets if the U.S. government approves AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. “We made a good deal, actually a deal that shareholders reacted quite favorably to and…

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Comcast plans to make an all-cash bid for Fox if AT&T-Time Warner is approved

Comcast plans to make an all-cash bid for Fox if AT&T-Time Warner is approved

Comcast is planning a $60 billion all-cash bid to top Walt Disney on its deal to acquire most of Twenty-First Century Fox‘s assets, if the U.S. government approves AT&T‘s acquisition of Time Warner, according to people familiar with the matter. The bid would top Disney’s offer of $52 billion. Comcast also plans to acquire 100 percent of U.K. satellite broadcaster Sky as part of an improved all-cash bid. If Disney gets into a bidding war…

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