Sources told the outlet Comcast has been speaking with investment banks about getting ahold of bridge financing to stop the deal between Disney and Fox.
Comcast also plans to acquire 100 percent of United Kingdom satellite broadcaster Sky as part of an improved all-cash bid. "The UK government has stated that it will give its ruling on the Fox/Sky deal by 13 June and it is at this point we think we could see Fox raising its bid for Sky", UBS said.
The Fox-Sky deal has been held up by concerns about the influence Murdoch could wield over public opinion through owning all of the broadcaster as well as British newspapers The Times and The Sun.
The latest move shows how AT&T's controversial bid for Time Warner, which owns media properties including Warner Bros and HBO, has rattled telecom and media competitors such as Comcast, which are anxious AT&T would become a dominant market force if allowed to acquire Time Warner.
Murdoch agreed to sell US entertainment assets - though not the highly profitable Fox News Channel - to Disney, rejecting a higher offer for those assets from Comcast. By U.K. law, Disney would have to make an offer for all of Sky if it were to acquire Fox's 39% interest. Comcast shares were down 1.5 percent to $31.90, while Disney shares were down 0.5 percent to $102.00.
Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, its sports channels FS1, FS2 and the Big Ten Network, into a newly listed company that it will spin off to its shareholders.
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Police said another civilian was wounded in the attack, in an area where the Taliban and an IS affiliate are active. We will remind that on 22 April in an explosion near a voter registration centre in Kabul , killing about 60 people.
But at this high level you can not make the mistakes we made in the first game and tonight after the break. In April, Ronaldo agreed, "As long as I'm with Real Madrid , you [Benzema] will have your place secured".
I got a little bit emotional towards the end as well. "I tried to put him under pressure tonight but it just wasn't enough". And Williams stuck to his word in his press conference as the new three-time world champion faced the media naked.
Our first wave of thunderstorm activity moved across the metro late last night with severe warnings for some spots. Tornadoes , damaging wind, large hail, and flash flooding are all possibilities with this storm system.
China's trade surplus with the US totaled $80.4 billion in January-April, up from $50 billion in the same period past year . For January to last month, it rose to US$80.4 billion, from about US$71 billion in the same period previous year .
There are always going to be doubters and people that will question you as a player but you've just got to get through it. A legitimate chance came in the 19th minute for the hosts as midfielder Junior Hoilett narrowly missed a curling effort.
The list of partners includes excom, Diplomat Pharmacy Inc., Fitabase , Go365, Limeade , One Drop , Sickweather and Walgreens . Fitbit says it takes about two cycles for the app to really get to know your cycle to make more accurate predictions.
But having been left out of the Sky team to ride the Giro a year ago , Viviani wasn't going to let lightning strike twice. The Quick-Step Floors rider piped fellow Italian Sacha Modolo on the line to assert his sprint dominance.
Obviously, we want to win, irrelevant of the table - and they will too, given the situation and our rivalry. No team has finished a La Liga season unbeaten since 1931-32, when Real Madrid did so over 18 games.
According to the police, there are some minors injuries to the drivers of both the vehicles without any serious impact. In a statement, Chandler Police said that a Honda sedan swerved from its lane to avoid a collision with another auto .
Tuch scores 2, Golden Knights beat Sharks 5-3 in Game 5
BC-HKN-Golden Knights-Vegas Born, 133 Las Vegas has fallen in love with Golden KnightsAP Photo NVJL108, NVJL109Eds: APNewsNow. Fleury posted shutouts in Games 1 and 6 against the Sharks and was also spectacular in an overtime win in Game 3 .
There Was A No-Hitter Thrown Late Last Night
As for the particulars, the four Dodger hurlers combined for 13 strikeouts, five walks, and 146 pitches. Of the Dodgers 23 no-hitters in the team's storied history, just one ( Friday's ) has been combined.
Saturday Deadline Looms For Iran Nuclear Deal
President Donald Trump is threatening to walk away from a deal his predecessor signed with the country over its nuclear program . The increases came despite nine US oil rigs bringing the total count to 834, energy services firm Baker Hughes said on Friday.
Hezbollah cements dominance amid low turnout in Lebanon polls
Official results are expected to be announced by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk later on Monday, although no time has been set. Astute pre-electoral tactics have secured Hezbollah enough allies to withstand political challenges on strategic issues.
US Embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem
Around 800 visitors, mostly from the United States and Israel, are expected to attend the cutting of the red-tape next week. "I thank President Trump or making this historic moment come to fruition", he said in a statement released by his office.
Day hits spectacular shot en route to victory at Quail Hollow
That was probably a good thing. "I wasn't quite happy with how I was hitting it at the Match Play", said Day at Augusta National. Jason Day's tee shots were not his best on Sunday. "Today it was a bit of a struggle through eight holes", Day said.
British Foreign Secretary begs Trump not to end Iran deal
Such a statement would amount to a USA threat to violate the deal in the future if Iran came too close to a bomb capability. The deal saw Iran agree to limit its nuclear activities in return for the easing of sanctions on its economy.