The European Commission has given the green light to Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox to acquire Sky for £11.7 billion.
With the reelection of a Tory government in the United Kingdom, and Donald Trump in the US, European authorities appear in no mood to fight the media titan.
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State lawmakers, however, will not receive a paycheck until they pass a finalized budget, which the law calls for by April 1. But for someone like Cuomo, whose ideology bends only toward the consolidation of power, this is what triumph looks like.
Murdoch and his family have long coveted full control of Sky, despite the damaging failure of a previous attempt in 2011 when their British newspaper business became embroiled in a phone-hacking scandal.
Under EU rules, the European Commission had about a month to decide if the deal would "significantly" reduce competition.
Fox already owns 39% of Sky.
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21st Century Fox is a step closer to acquiring the 61% share of pay-TV giant Sky which it does not already own: The European Commission today cleared the transaction. They compete with each other only to a limited extent, mainly in the acquisition of TV content and in the wholesale supply of basic pay TV channels.
21st Century Fox noted that It now looks forward to continuing to work with United Kingdom authorities and is confident that the proposed transaction will be approved following a thorough review process. Sky is the owner of Sky News, the global news company based in the United Kingdom, that is also available to USA audiences through Apple TV, Roku and other devices.
It also argues that splitting the publishing and the TV and film operations into two companies solves corporate governance, competition and plurality issues.
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The Commission, which polices the EU's anti-trust cases, said its finding was based exclusively on an assessment of the market impact of the deal, not on the issue of plurality in media ownership which is the focus of the British probe.