Brian Roberts

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From now on, it will be Comcast’s quarterly earnings reports that give us a snapshot of what is happening at Sky. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

A consequence of Sky’s delisting from the London Stock Exchange in November, following its takeover by US giant Comcast, is that the European pay-TV p(...)

Comcast has identified 6 million households in its existing markets that it can target with its streaming service.

US cable group Comcast has set its sights on the 60 per cent of European households without a pay-TV subscription following the completion of its £30 (...)

The Comcast offer values Sky at almost £4 billion more than the Disney-Fox bid and was recommended to shareholders by Sky’s independent committee. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Comcast has triumphed over 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney in the auction for Sky with a £30.6 billion (€34 billion) bid in a deal that will redraw t(...)

John Malone, chairman, Liberty Group was one of the first international investors to take a punt on Ireland after the economy collapsed in 2008. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

American billionaire John Malone relaxes into a boardroom chair in a meeting room of the five-star Intercontinental hotel that he owns in Ballsbridge,(...)

Sky’s shares were up 3 per cent to £15.38 on Thursday as investors bet the battle has further to run

Sky shares leaped to an 18-year high on Thursday as investors bet a transatlantic battle for the European pay-TV group had further to run, after Comca(...)

Although 21st Century Fox has agreed a deal with Disney, the deal could still be gatecrashed by Comcast.  Photograph: AP

Goldman Sachs stands to make about $105 million (€90 million) for advising 21st Century Fox in its $71 billion asset sale to Walt Disney and for helpi(...)

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(...)

Comcast said it wanted Sky to be its platform for European growth. Photograph: PA Wire

Comcast, America’s largest cable company, submitted a £22 billion (€25.2 billion) bid for Sky on Wednesday, prompting the European pay TV group to dro(...)

Comcast said it was offering £12.50 (€14.22) per Sky share, significantly more than the £10.75 (€12.23) per share agreed by Fox. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Comcast, the biggest cable operator in the United States, offered to pay $31 billion (€25.3 billion) to buy Sky, the European pay-TV group that Rupert(...)

The ‘brains’ behind a ‘dark net’ drug-dealing operation has lost an appeal against his six-and-a-half year jail sentence in the Court of Appeal.

The “brains” behind a “dark net” drug-dealing operation has lost an appeal against his six-and-a-half year jail sentence in the Court of Appeal. Nei(...)

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