Comcast Triumphs Over Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox In $40B Sky Deal — Updated

UPDATED with statement from Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, Fox Comcast has triumphed in the intense battle to acquire Sky – beating U.S. rival 21st Century Fox to the 'crown jewels' of European pay-TV. This comes seven months after the NBC Universal owner swooped in to usurp Rupert Murdoch's company. The Hollywood studio paid $40 billion for Sky, a move that saw Comcast CEO Brian Roberts finally outmaneuver Disney boss Bob Iger, who was backing the Fox bid. "This is a great…

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