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Ofcom’s Ruling on Fox-Sky Merger Delayed


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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has extended the deadline for submission of Ofcom’s public interest report into the proposed takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox until June 20.

The Secretary of State, Karen Bradley, has delayed the deadline in light of the general election. The original date for the review was May 16.

“As Ofcom has previously said, the issues we are required to consider in the public interest assessment may overlap with our own consideration of Sky’s fitness to hold broadcasting licenses,” the U.K. watchdog said in a statement. “Given this overlap, we are extending the consideration of our fit and proper assessment, and expect to reach conclusions on June 20.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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