Interview with Fox Plaintiff’s Attorney Douglas Wigdor

CTFN’s Rachel Rigby interviewed New York plaintiff’s attorney Douglas Wigdor who is representing numerous alleged victims of racial bias and sexual harassment while employees at Twenty-First Century Fox. Wigdor gave testimony on May 11 before the UK’s Office of Communications, which is considering the matter of Fox’ acquisition of Sky. CTFN: How did Ofcom react to … Read Morefeatured

Attorney’s Letter to Ofcom Details Complaints Targeting Fox

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes allegedly criticized ex-President Barack Obama in front of a freelance reporter who was seeking a job at the news network, insisting that Obamafeatured

Cable Reiterates Concerns around Media Plurality with Fox Acquisition of Sky

Vince Cable, the former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, who was in office when News Corporation unsuccessfully bid for BSkyB, says the landscape has not changed since 2010 infeatured

Fox Acquisition of Sky Difficult for Regulators to Reject

It will be hard for the 21st Century Fox acquisition of Sky not to be cleared from a regulatory perspective, sources say, unless something significant like the News of The World scandalfeatured

Media Experts Share Views on Sky/Fox at Conference

Despite this morning’s statement from Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, that she may issue a European Intervention Notice on 21st Century Fox’ acquisitionfeatured

Media Acquisitions Top Comcast’s M&A Priorities, Sources Suggest

While telecom, cable, and media companies continue to collide in a whirlwind of M&A, it is natural to wonder what the U.S.’s largest cable company’s next moves will be. Comcast was early to the convergence game as a buyer of NBC Universal, and whilefeatured

FCC Approval of Media General-Nexstar More Likely after DOJ Settlement

Updated at 1:42pm EST – The Federal Communications Commission will likely approve the merger of Nexstar Broadcasting Group and Media General now that the U.S. Justice Department has settled its antitrust concerns with the broadcasters, according to a law professor who has lobbied the FCC on behalf of major critics of the transaction. “The FCC … Read Morefeatured

Mediaset-Vivendi Deal Expected to Proceed Despite Legal Dispute

French media conglomerate Vivendi is currently entangled in a bitter legal dispute with Italian broadcasting giant Gruppo Mediaset, which is controlled by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. However, a lawyer familiar with the situation believes that the lawsuit filed by Mediaset against the Paris-based peer was apublic

Yahoo Bidders Unimpressed During Due Diligence

Bidders for Yahoo were unimpressed with the company’s due diligence materials, and this has caused them to lower their bids for the Internet search company’s core business, said two sector bankers. Pundits anticipated potential buyers for Yahoo’s core business placing bids between $4 billion and $8 billion, but expectations dropped to between $2 billion and … Read Morefeatured

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Tribune Media Might Attempt to Sell Itself in One Piece

Tribune Media might attempt to sell the company in one piece, two sector bankers told CTFN, despite the fact that the company’s parts are more valuable separately and its assets are too diverse to attract many buyers for the whole company. It is easier to sell one company than many assets, noted the first banker. … Read Morefeatured

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