Comcast Drops Bid for Fox Assets, Will Pursue Deal for Sky

Comcast said it was dropping its pursuit for most of 21st Century Fox, ending a bidding war with Walt Disney, but said it would continue its pursuit of European pay-TV giant Sky PLC.
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Fox Gets U.K. Approval to Buy Sky Amid Comcast Bidding War

The U.K. government won’t oppose a bid by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to consolidate ownership of Sky, removing the last regulatory hurdle for Fox as it battles it out with Comcast for the British broadcaster.
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21st Century Fox Raises Offer for Sky, Topping Comcast Bid

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox significantly lifted its offer price to consolidate ownership of Sky, heating up a bidding war with Comcast for the British broadcaster.
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Comcast Hunts for Additional Cash in Pursuit of 21st Century Fox Assets

Comcast is exploring tie-ups with other companies or private-equity investors that could provide additional cash as the cable giant pursues a costly acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets.
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Disney Sweetens Deal for Fox Assets, Topping Comcast Bid

Fox agreed to a sweetened merger agreement with Disney that adds a cash component and eclipses a rival offer from Comcast.
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$65 Billion Comcast Bid for Fox Assets Sets Off Disney Fight

Comcast made an unsolicited offer to buy most of 21st Century Fox for roughly $ 65 billion, kicking off a bidding war with Walt Disney as the two media titans jockey for position in a business undergoing tumultuous change.
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Comcast Annual Meeting Yields Questions on Net Neutrality, ‘Borderline Treasonous’ Seth Meyers But Not Fox or Sky Deals

Comcast shareholders took the opportunity Monday morning to press chairman-CEO Brian Roberts on the issue of net neutrality rules ending, the availability of weather data, and what one participant characterized as the problem of Seth Meyers’ “borderline treasonous” commentary on President Donald Trump. But Comcast’s pending $ 31 billion bid for Sky and the possibility that […]

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Comcast Confirms It Is Preparing Fox Bid, Challenging Disney

Cable giant Comcast said it is in advanced stages of preparing a higher, all-cash offer for the entertainment assets that 21st Century Fox has agreed to sell to Disney for $ 52.4 billion in stock.
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Comcast Lines Up Financing for Possible Hostile Bid for 21st Century Fox Assets

Cable giant Comcast is getting the pieces in place to make a possible hostile bid for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets as it considers breaking up the deal agreed in December between Fox and Disney.
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Comcast Pursues Sky, Sizes Up Bigger Move for Fox Assets

Comcast has formally submitted a $ 31 billion bid to buy Sky, prompting the European pay-TV operator to drop its backing for a takeover by Fox and setting up a bidding war for the company.
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Comcast, Disney and Fox Shares Drop on News of Sky Takeover Bid

Shares of Comcast, Disney, and 21st Century Fox were down at the start of trading Tuesday following the news that Comcast plans to field a $ 31 billion bid for the Sky European satcaster. Fox has been in a more than year-long fight with regulators in the U.K. to secure approval for its effort to buy […]

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Comcast Moves to Hijack Fox-Sky Deal With $31 Billion Bid

Comcast made a $ 30.9 billion offer for Sky, topping a rival bid from Fox to consolidate ownership of the U.K. broadcaster and moving to peel away one of the most attractive assets Disney has agreed to buy from Fox.
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Comcast Approached 21st Century Fox About an Acquisition

New suitors are circling 21st Century Fox, affirming that the media empire built by Rupert Murdoch is now in play. Comcast has approached the media company to express interest in buying a substantial piece of it. Verizon and Sony are also kicking the tires.
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AMC Pitches $5 Monthly Ad-Free Streaming Tier Through Comcast

AMC Networks is effectively turning its flagship AMC channel into a premium network — and instead of going direct-to-consumer online, it wants to stay in pay-TV operators’ good graces by offering a $ 5-per-month add-on streaming package to current cable customers. The cable programmer’s initial “soft launch” deal for AMC Premiere is with Comcast, which is… Read more »

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Comcast Sets Xfinity Mobile Wireless Launch via Verizon’s Network, Promising Big Bundled Savings

Comcast outlined details of its Verizon-powered and Wi-Fi-boosted mobile phone service Thursday — claiming it’s going to shake up the wireless industry by offering substantially lower pricing than other carriers. The service — set to launch by mid-2017 across its footprint — will be sold as a bundle with Comcast’s other Xfinity services. At a minimum… Read more »

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Comcast Chief Pressed on Cable Giant’s Wireless Rollout Plan

Comcast Corp. delivered strong fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings on Thursday from its cable operations and NBCUniversal division. But the focus of Wall Street analysts on the company’s conference call was the cable giant’s plan to add wireless service to its bundled offering. Comcast has a pact with telco giant Verizon that will allow the… Read more »

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Comcast: Our new app will make fixing your internet much less frustrating

Comcast: Our new app will make fixing your internet much less frustratingComcast hopes its new internet service will finally win you over. Comcast wants to improve its relationship with you, the customer. Good, because Comcast, one of the most hated companies in America, might actually pull it off.



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