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Old 20-06-2018, 16:59   #3046
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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And, as the AT&T/Time Warner merger has now completed, with AT&T renaming Time Warner to WarnerMedia, who's to say that AT&T might not join the bidding party now??
Maybe so but all Time Warner channels are still called Turner Broadcasting System Europe here in UK and Ireland.
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Old 20-06-2018, 18:29   #3047
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

And that will remain so I'd imagine. Turner is a business unit of Warner which in itself is now a business unit of AT&T.

AT&T have said they are not going to change Time Warner, except for the "Time" name itself being dropped as Time Magazine was sold off years ago.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Fox-Disney merger cleared, but sports networks must be sold

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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Comcast parries Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid with £26bn offer.

https://www.theguardian.com/business...rt-murdoch-bid
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

There's a lot of speculation that more bids could arrive with the share price pushing up towards £18.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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There's a lot of speculation that more bids could arrive with the share price pushing up towards £18.
That would not surprise me MM.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

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There's a lot of speculation that more bids could arrive with the share price pushing up towards £18.
Both companies (Disney and Comcast) want Sky with its 20+ million customers. And of course, someone else could come along and bid for it too.
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Well, this bidding war for Sky may be over, but first some context.

CNBC (owned by Comcast..) reported citing "sources" that Comcast is highly unlikely to put in another bid for Fox. The Fox shareholder vote to decide the bid is next week and if Comcast were to put in a higher bid than Disney's for Fox, it needs to do it this week. As Murdoch has clearly stated that he wants to sell to Disney, it looks like Comcast has decided to pull out.

On Friday, Disney filed a financial statement that said if Fox wanted to put in a higher bid for Sky, it would need its permission and that permission may not be given.

What is appears, is that either Comcast and Disney has spoken to each other, or at least made signals to each other, that they don't want to tear themselves apart bidding for Murdoch's assets. They would have to take on too much debt, which neither company wants to do.

So, it looks like Murdoch's companies will be split between the two of them with Disney getting the Fox film studio and Comcast getting Sky.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/16/comc...y-sources.html
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Wouldn't that then result in Comcast owning 61% of Sky with Disney's purchase of Fox they would then own 39% of Sky ?
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Re: Merged:-Comcast makes Bid for Sky

Yep, but it is highly unlikely Disney will want to be a minority shareholder of Sky once Comcast owns the majority share and so will sell their stake to Comcast.

Vis a vis Hulu. Once Disney gets hold of Fox's stake of Hulu, giving it majority control, I expect Comcast and Warner (AT&T) to sell their stakes to Disney.
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