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The Murdoch family had spurned a takeover offer from Comcast in favour of a less valuable all-stock bid by Disney last December, calculating that a deal with the owner of Pixar and Marvel Studios would face less regulatory risk and create a limited tax liability for Fox shareholders.

Comcast has launched a $65 billion (€55 billion) takeover bid for some of the marquee assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, gatecrashing the me(...)

Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba, one of the English Premier League’s biggest stars Photograph: Getty

Amazon has acquired rights to show English Premier League matches in the UK, signalling a new era in which digital players increasingly compete with t(...)

Mickey O’Rourke’s Premier Sports will have the rights to show 33 live Saturday afternoon games.  Photograph: PA Wire

Dublin businessman Mickey O’Rourke has secured the Irish rights to broadcast 53 live English Premier League matches per season for a three-year period(...)

Real Madrid celebrates winning the Uefa Champions League final in May.  Photograph: Getty Images

Record revenues for Europe’s biggest football leagues have created a “new era of profitability” at the continent’s top clubs, where income is outpacin(...)

Fox’s bid of £10.75 a share values Sky — which was founded by Mr Murdoch — at about £18.5 billion (€21.1 billion).

The UK government has cleared two bids for Sky from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and Comcast, setting up a bidding war for the pan-European media(...)

AIB was flat at €4.85 despite reports from brokers that someone had placed an order for 1.5 million of the bank’s shares. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Continued nervousness about politics in Spain and Italy left shares trailing on Tuesday. DUBLIN The Irish market played catch-up with peers followin(...)

Uncertain times: the loss-making Sky News. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

As the Dublin Castle courtyard filled up with the faces of relieved, overwhelmed and deliriously exhausted campaigners, it can have escaped no one wat(...)

Sky bid: the Fox proposal values Sky at £18.5 billion but has been stymied by two lengthy regulatory reviews. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The UK government has indicated it will not refer Comcast’s £22 billion (€25 billion) offer for Sky to the country’s media regulator, removing a hurdl(...)

The many uses of Sugru did not include making millions for its early investors.

The board of Independent News and Media (INM) was “horrified” that third parties may have had access to the company’s data or that journalists’ source(...)

Sky new fibre broadband product will allow for broadband speeds of up to one gigabit per second. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Sky has signalled a major assault on Ireland’s increasingly competitive broadband market with the introduction of a new superfast fibre product, which(...)

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