Hollywood Reporter – Fox’s Sky Takeover Gets Regulatory Clearance in Ireland

The takeover had been previously cleared in Austria, Germany, and Italy.

June 27, 2017

‘On Tuesday, 21st Century Fox said that it has received regulatory approval in Ireland for its planned deal to take full ownership of European pay TV giant Sky.

Fox, led by CEO James Murdoch and executive chairmen Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch, said it “welcomes the decision by the Republic of Ireland’s Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment to clear the company’s acquisition of the outstanding shares of Sky that the company does not already own, ruling that the proposed transaction will not result in insufficient plurality for any audience in the Republic of Ireland.”‘

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