Fox's pursuit of European pay-TV giant Sky hits a new roadblock

Fox's pursuit of European pay-TV giant Sky hits a new roadblock

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Rupert Murdoch and his sons’ bid to expand their media empire by acquiring full control of the European pay-TV giant Sky for $15 billion was dealt a setback Thursday.

Britain’s secretary of state for culture, Karen Bradley, told members of Parliament that she was considering recommending a more comprehensive review of 21st Century Fox’s proposal to buy the 61% of Sky that Fox does not own.

Bradley did not rule out eventually approving Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky. She gave the media company until July 14 to recommend measures that would satisfy the government that the Murdoch family would not meddle in editorial decisions at the Sky News unit.

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