Comcast Corp. boosted its bid for Europe's Sky TV to $34 billion on Wednesday evening, in a global I-can-do-you-one-better takeover battle with Rupert Murdoch. Rupert Murdoch's Hollywood studio has reached an agreement with Sky's Independent Committee for the higher offer at a price of £14 for each Sky share.
The end of the week is also be the deadline for Comcast to post an offer to Sky shareholders, who then have 60 days to consider that offer under United Kingdom takeover rules.
The UK government has already said it's likely to approve Fox's bid for Sky after Fox satisfied concerns over media plurality. Subscribe today and listen on the go!
The agreed price represents an 82% premium to Sky's shares in December 2016, before 21st Century Fox struck its original deal to buy Sky, and a multiple of 21 times 2017 earnings per share. "So it is right that if there is any doubt about whether the proposed solution is workable, then it is the duty of the Secretary of State [Hancock] to ensure that this merger is blocked", Watson told the publication.
Airbus Mars rover will send samples back to Earth For some time now, both NASA and its European counterpart, ESA, are working on setting up a so-called Mars sample-return mission. With those funds, Airbus will develop its own Mars rover created to complete what NASA has started.
Even as 21st Century Fox shareholders prepare to look at Disney's latest bid, Comcast is getting ready to increase its offer. Sky shares fell as much as 2% in early trading, as some investors had expected a higher counter from Fox (fox).
Should Disney succeed, it will obtain Fox's 39 per cent stake in Sky as part of the package.
Fox's bid for Sky is the most recent episode in Murdoch's long-running effort to take full control of the company. Its board had previously approved Fox's takeover of the company, but withdrew that blessing after Comcast unveiled its counteroffer in April. Analysts said it was not a knock-out, and Fox did not say it was its final offer.
Last month, the Justice Department gave Disney the green light to purchase Fox provided it sold off the regional networks.
So, we lost the game and then on the Tuesday we were playing again, so I thought, 'Well, I'd better put the socks on". England looked drained of all inspiration and confidence and their manager Roy Hodgson quit on the spot.
Croatia opened at 60-1 World Cup odds to win the entire tournament; entering the semis, it was still the underdog at 4-1. Look at the other teams they'll be up against. "We haven't said our last word, there is still one more game to go".
Back in the USA , the Senate on Tuesday voted 97-2 on a motion of support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation . The alliance set a goal in 2014 for each country to reach the 2% of GDP spending target by 2024.
Fans on the grounds of the All-England Club watch the World Cup quarterfinal between England and Sweden on their cellphones. The grounds at Wimbledon were sparsely populated as England attempted to reach their first World Cup final since 1966.
Recession risks have also been rising simply because of the length of time the USA economy has experienced economic expansion. The Chinese government had not officially confirmed on Friday afternoon that the retaliatory tariffs had taken effect.
Has Jenner built her company "unaided"? The 20-year-old's net worth has skyrocketed thanks to the success of Kylie Cosmetics . Jenner, who turns 21 in August, appears on the cover of the financial magazine's "America's Women Billionaires" issue.
Many fans are planning to head to Millennium Square - close to the march route - to watch the quarter-final on the big screen. England will face either Russian Federation or Croatia in the last four at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday.
Babies given solid food early sleep better, study claims
In the other group, the children were breastfed AND given some solid foods such as peanuts, eggs, and wheat from 16 weeks of age. However, there was no difference in the amount of daytime sleep between the two groups, the authors noted.
Astros send reliever Ken Giles down to Triple-A Fresno
The right-hander allowed three runs without recording an out in Houston's 6-5, extra-inning victory against Oakland on Tuesday. After serving as the closer on the Astros' World Series-winning team a year ago, Giles has struggled mightily in 2018.
Tour de France: Chris Froome gains on rivals as jeering fades
Van Avermaet's teammate Tejay van Garderen finished on the same time to take second place overall with Sky's Geraint Thomas third. If they could just go as long as they could and if they didn't feel great then just commit anyway, and that's what they did".
Jones snatches dramatic win in crash-filled Daytona race
That Jones Boy got it done tonight at ol' Daytona! "It's our first win and not much has felt better than this one". The wreck occurred on lap 54 after contact between Brad Keselowski and Stenhouse near the front of the pack.
Indians use wrong pitcher in ninth-inning meltdown
But Francona hopes the other pitchers - and Miller - will benefit from his time away. "I don't care about these runs". Indians manager Terry Francona expected to see Oliver Perez run out of the bullpen. "I made the mistake".
Croatia into the World Cup Final!
The victory is historic for Croatia , the second smallest nation to make the World Cup final after Uruguay, but it's no fluke. However, unlike England at the 1990 tournament, it was again third-time lucky thanks to Mario Mandzukic's 109th-minute goal .
Pakistani Authorities Arrest Nawaz Sharif's Son-in-law
The NAB has already declared that Mr Sharif and Maryam will be arrested upon their arrival at any airport of the country. NAB also asked Pemra to provide footage of the rally to ascertain the identity of the culprits.
Cardi B countersues her former manager for $15 mn
According to TMZ , the rapper has struck back with a counterclaim against her ex-manager, a man professionally known as Shaft . He claims he's entitled to money because he made Cardi a star and she froze him out of her career.