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Fox News To Launch Fox Nation On November 27
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc ::FOX NEWS TO LAUNCH FOX NATION ON NOVEMBER 27TH.FOX NEWS - NEW OTT PLATFORM OFFERED FOR $5.99 PER MONTH.  Full Article

James Murdoch Resigns From Sky After Comcast Completes Buy Of Sky Shares From Fox
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2018 

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Sky PLC ::CANCELLATION OF LISTING AND DIRECTORATE CHANGES.MATTHIEU PIGASSE AND ADINE GRATE HAVE AGREED TO REMAIN ON SKY BOARD FOR TIME BEING.JAMES MURDOCH, JOHN NALLEN, CHASE CAREY, MARTIN GILBERT, ANDY SUKAWATY, TRACY CLARKE, KATRIN WEHR-SEITER RESIGNED BOARD WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.JAMES CONYERS, SKY'S GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL, HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO SKY BOARD AS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.OUTGOING INDEPENDENT COMMITTEE OF SKY RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS NOT YET DONE SO ACCEPT COMCAST OFFER, URGES SHAREHOLDERS TO ACCEPT IMMEDIATELY.APPLICATIONS WILL BE MADE TO UK LISTING AUTHORITY AND LSE FOR CANCELLATION OF LISTING AND TRADING OF SKY SHARES.CANCELLATION NOTICE PERIOD OF 20 BUSINESS DAYS COMMENCED ON TUESDAY AND CANCELLATION IS EXPECTED TO BECOME EFFECTIVE ON 7 NOV.  Full Article

Sky Continues To Recommend Shareholders to Accept Comcast Offer
Monday, 8 Oct 2018 

Oct 8 (Reuters) - Sky PLC ::STATEMENT REGARDING 21CF OFFER.NOTES ANNOUNCEMENT BY FOX THAT CASH OFFER TO ACQUIRE FULLY DILUTED SHARE CAPITAL OF SKY HAS NOW LAPSED.SKY INDEPENDENT COMMITTEE CONTINUES TO RECOMMEND THAT SKY SHAREHOLDERS WHO HAVE NOT YET DONE SO ACCEPT COMCAST OFFER IMMEDIATELY.  Full Article

Banijay Is In Advanced Talks To Acquire Endemol Shine - Variety
Thursday, 4 Oct 2018 

Oct 4 (Reuters) - :FRENCH TV GROUP BANIJAY IS IN ADVANCED TALKS TO ACQUIRE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION CO ENDEMOL SHINE - VARIETY.  Full Article

Comcast To Buy 672.8 Mln Sky Shares Held By Fox for 17.28 Pounds Per Share
Thursday, 4 Oct 2018 

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Comcast Corporation ::RECOMMENDED MANDATORY SUPERIOR CASH OFFER FOR SKY.ON 3 OCTOBER 2018 IT ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE 672.8 MILLION SKY SHARES HELD BY 21ST CENTURY FOX OR ITS AFFILIATES.AGREEMENT TO BUY SKY SHARES AT A PRICE OF £17.28 PER SHARE.AFTER COMPLETION OF ACQUISITION, COMCAST BIDCO WILL HOLD OR HAVE RECEIVED ACCEPTANCES IN RESPECT OF OVER 75 PER CENT OF SKY.  Full Article

ITV Says Has No Current Intention To Bid For Endemol Shine
Wednesday, 3 Oct 2018 

Oct 3 (Reuters) - ITV PLC ::RESPONSE TO PRESS SPECULATION.CONFIRMS THAT IT HAS NO CURRENT INTENTION OF MAKING A BID FOR ENDEMOL SHINE GROUP.  Full Article

"Fox" Announces Key Leadership Appointments For New Company To Be Formed Following Close Of The Disney Transaction
Tuesday, 2 Oct 2018 

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc ::"FOX" ANNOUNCES KEY LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS FOR NEW COMPANY TO BE FORMED FOLLOWING CLOSE OF THE DISNEY TRANSACTION.TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC - ERIC SHANKS, ELEVATED TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF FOX SPORTS.TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX - MIKE BIARD, ELEVATED TO PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS AND DISTRIBUTION FOR FOX FROM PRESIDENT, DISTRIBUTION FOR FOX NETWORKS GROUP.TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC - STEVE TOMSIC, PROMOTED TO FOX'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC - APPOINTMENTS ARE EFFECTIVE UPON CLOSE OF 21CF'S DISNEY TRANSACTION AND CREATION OF FOX.TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC - SUZANNE SCOTT WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF FOX NEWS AND FOX BUSINESS NETWORK.TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC - JACK ABERNETHY WILL REMAIN CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF FOX TELEVISION STATIONS.  Full Article

Walt Disney Consents To 21St Century Fox’s Decision To Tender Its 39% Stake In Sky
Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018 

Sept 26 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co ::THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY CONSENTS TO 21ST CENTURY FOX’S DECISION TO TENDER ITS 39% STAKE IN SKY.WALT DISNEY CO - WILL EXPAND ITS CONSIDERABLE INVESTMENT IN DISNEY-BRANDED DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER OFFERING LAUNCHING IN LATE 2019.WALT DISNEY CO - DISNEY WILL SEEK TO INCREASE INVESTMENT IN HULU'S CONTENT OFFERINGS AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION.WALT DISNEY CO - DISNEY AND 21ST CENTURY FOX EACH CURRENTLY HOLD 30% STAKES IN HULU.WALT DISNEY CO - WILL ALSO EXPAND INVESTMENT IN NEW ESPN+ SPORTS STREAMING SERVICE.WALT DISNEY CO - WILL SEEK TO INCREASE INVESTMENT IN HULU'S CONTENT OFFERINGS AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION.  Full Article

Fox Says It May Sell Its Sky Stake To Comcast At Comcast's Offer Price
Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018 

Sept 26 (Reuters) - TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC::TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY - SKY PLC - UPDATE ON 21CF OFFER FOR SKY.INTENDS TO EITHER ACCEPT REVISED COMCAST OFFER IN RESPECT OF EXISTING 21CF STAKE OR SELL EXISTING 21CF STAKE TO COMCAST AT COMCAST OFFER PRICE.21CF INTENDS TO LAPSE ITS OFFER AT EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY; THIS WILL OCCUR ON OCT. 6.DISNEY AGREED TO CO'S DECISION TO EITHER ACCEPT REVISED COMCAST OFFER IN RESPECT OF EXISTING 21CF STAKE OR SELL EXISTING 21CF STAKE TO COMCAST.CO, SKY AGREED ALL SURVIVING PROVISIONS OF CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT WILL BE TERMINATED WITH EFFECT FROM LAPSE OF 21CF OFFER.CO ALSO RELEASED THOSE SKY DIRECTORS THAT GAVE IRREVOCABLE UNDERTAKINGS TO ACCEPT 21CF OFFER FROM UNDERTAKINGS.  Full Article

Some Sky Directors Terminate Trading Plans After Superior Comcast Offer
Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018 

Sept 26 (Reuters) - Sky Plc ::SAYS TERMINATION OF TRADING PLANS.SAYS GOT NOTIFICATION FROM SOME INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS THAT THEY TERMINATED TRADING PLANS AFTER SUPERIOR CASH OFFER BY COMCAST.  Full Article

UPDATE 1-Burke to replace Dungey as ABC Entertainment chief

Nov 16 Karey Burke will replace Channing Dungey as president of Walt Disney's ABC Entertainment, the company said on Friday.