Hollywood Reporter – Murdochs Warn Against “Political Considerations” Clouding U.K. Sky Deal Review

The Murdoch’s talked about the review in the context of Brexit, saying the world would watch to see how business friendly a totally independent Britain will be.

July 19, 2017

‘In a Friday letter signed by CEO James Murdoch and executive chairman┬áLachlan┬áMurdoch, 21st Century Fox urged U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley not to let politics affect her decisions about the regulatory review of the conglomerate’s deal to take full control of European pay TV giant Sky.

Bradley had last month said she was “minded to” refer the deal for an in-depth review on competition, or plurality, grounds, which is expected to last about six months. She is expected to make her final decision on such a referral by Thursday as the British parliament then takes its summer break.’

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