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Rupert Murdoch wins government clearance for Sky takeover12 Jul 6:48am

Rupert Murdoch wins government clearance for Sky takeover

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21st Century Fox gets go ahead to buy the 61% of the business it does not already own The government has finally given Rupert Murdoch clearance to take over Sky as the media mogul mulls a £26bn-plus bid to try to see off rival Comcast. The new culture secretary, Jeremy Wright, has given Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox the green light to buy the 61% of Sky he does not already own, following a final consultation on plans to make him sell Sky News to reduce his control of UK news media.
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