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Retail & consumer

Netflix subscriber miss could place ITV in the takeover crosshairs

Analysts at Liberum said that the FTSE 100 broadcaster would be an "obvious" acquisition option for the streaming giant due to its substantial content production arm, ITV Studios...

on 18/7/19
Retail & consumer

Rival streaming services could cost Netflix 65% of its viewing hours, says Wedbush

The launch of rival streaming services by the likes of Disney and NBCUniversal was expected to result in a slow bleed of content away from Netflix's service...

on 12/7/19

AMC stock soars on record-breaking Avengers: Endgame ticket pre-sales

AMC sold more tickets for Endgame on day one than Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Star Wars: The Last Jedi combined...

on 4/4/19
Retail & consumer

Sky's contracts with Disney at risk after Comcast takeover

Berenberg said: "Disney missed buying Sky and competes with Comcast. Disney now doesn’t have any incentive to renew its programming deals with Sky unless it’s on extremely good financial terms”...

on 5/11/18
Retail & consumer

James Murdoch steps down from Sky board after Comcast completes takeover

Comcast now owns 76.84% of Sky after successfully outbidding Fox in an auction to take over the broadcaster last month...

on 10/10/18
Retail & consumer

UK culture minister urges Comcast to ensure Sky News independence after takeover

"We want to make sure (Comcast is) committed to Sky News in the long term and committed to its editorial independence," culture minister Jeremy Wright said...

on 8/10/18
Retail & consumer

Comcast completes fourth largest bond sale ever to fund Sky deal

Comcast's bond sale is the fourth largest in corporate history behind issues from CVS Health Corp, Verizon Communications Inc and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV...

on 3/10/18
Retail & consumer

Comcast to end Sky share purchases in the market after taking controlling stake

Comcast outbid Fox in a £27.9bn auction of Sky at the weekend ...

on 27/9/18
Retail & consumer

Sky bobs higher as Comcast reveals 30% holding after making market purchases, makes offer mandatory

The crossing of the 30% threshold means that the US cable giant must now offer to buy out other Sky investors at its offer price of 1,728p per share...

on 25/9/18
Retail & consumer

Clash of the (media) titans: What drove the Fox, Comcast, Disney bidding war over Sky?

What started out as a seemingly mundane takeover of the British broadcaster escalated into a massive bidding war between three media giants, but how did it get to that point?...

on 24/9/18
Retail & consumer

Sky set to be acquired by Comcast for £30.6bn after Fox trumped in sealed-bid auction

Comcast bid 1,728p a share for control of the FTSE 100-listed firm, trumping a 1,567p-a-share offer by Fox, the UK Takeover Panel announced on Saturday...

on 24/9/18
Retail & consumer

Sky is not the limit, says UBS, as it downgrades the pay-TV giant to neutral

The bid battle might, perhaps, have made for a good mini-series in the style of "Dallas"; all it needs is an episode called "who custard-pied Rupert Murdoch?"...

on 19/9/18
Retail & consumer

‘Sealed bids’ auction for Sky draws near as investors hold out for more money

If Sky’s two suitors, Fox and Comcast, don’t confirm their best and final offers by the end of this week, the UK Takeover Panel will hold a rare auction...

on 18/9/18
Retail & consumer

Sky invests US$2mln in US-based content supply chain solutions provider SDVI

The company provides a cloud-based service that helps media companies manage resources and applications across their content supply chains, as well as analytics software...

on 11/9/18
Retail & consumer

Sky could be up for auction if Takeover Panel intervenes in Comcast-Fox bidding war

Comcast and Fox have been battling it out to secure ownership of Sky and have until September 22 to revise their current bids...

on 30/8/18
Retail & consumer

Comcast extends offer period for Sky amid bidding war with Fox

The offer period for Comcast's bid to buy Sky will now remain open for acceptances until September 12...

on 23/8/18
Retail & consumer

UK takeover panel confirms 1,400p floor for possible mandatory Disney bid for Sky

Disney will only need to make the offer if it completes its purchase of assets owned by 21st Century Fox before Fox or Comcast succeed in taking control of the FTSE 100 broadcaster...

on 16/8/18
Retail & consumer

21st Century Fox posts formal offer document for Sky takeover bid

The document effectively formalises a proposed bid by the media giant in July although Fox now intends to acquire the FTSE 100-broadcaster by way of a takeover...

on 8/8/18
Retail & consumer

21st Century Fox given until Thursday night to increase bid for Sky

The deadline, enforced by takeover rules, means the media giant will have just days to trump Comcast’s £25.9bn bid for the FTSE 100 pay-TV broadcaster...

on 7/8/18
Retail & consumer

UK Takeover Panel confirms Walt Disney would have to offer at least 1,400p a share to buy satellite TV broadcaster Sky

The Takeover Panel’s hearings committee subsequently examined that decision on July 27 after the regulator said that "various interested parties affected by the ruling" had asked for a review...

on 3/8/18
Retail & consumer

Cable TV provider Comcast surpasses Street's 2Q profit view, but misses on revenue as battle for viewers rages

The company reported that it lost 140,000 cable TV subscribers in the quarter...

on 26/7/18
Retail & consumer

Comcast drops 21st Century Fox bid to refocus on the pursuit of UK pay-TV firm Sky

Comcast's move leaves the field clear for the Walt Disney Company’s £71.3bn bid to win control of a swath of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox media assets...

on 19/7/18
Retail & consumer

UK Takeover Panel rules Disney would need to make minimum bid of 1,400p per share for Sky

The UK Takeover Panel ruled Walt Disney would need to make a minimum bid of 1,400p per share for Sky if it succeeds in its bid to buy Twenty-First Century Fox...

on 13/7/18
Retail & consumer

Sky up as investors bet Comcast's raised bid won’t be the last move in the battle with Fox

In early morning trading on Thursday, Sky shares were 2% higher at 1,524p, comfortably above the agreed Comcast cash offer pitched at 1,475p per share, and Sky’s previously agreed bid of 1,400p a share...

on 12/7/18
Retail & consumer

Comcast bids $34bln for Sky, tops Fox’s offer

Comcast announced its cash offer has been recommended by Sky’s independent committee of directors and that it has committed financing required for the deal....

on 11/7/18