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US TV giant Comcast gazumps Murdoch bid for Sky

Happy bunnies in London this morning are most Sky shareholders, who’ve seen US cable giant and NBC owner Comcast bid about £22bn for the company. Not so pleased is Rupert Murdoch (below), whose Fox already owns 39 per cent of ...

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Long-serving Engine boss Klein quits for client Sky

The brain drain from agencies continues with Engine’s EMEA boss Debbie Klein (below) leaving after 19 years to join longstanding client Sky as the newly-created group chief marketing and corporate affairs officer. Sky is currently reviewing its £200m plus media ...

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Will new chairman Du Plessis put BT Sport up for sale?

BT has spent billions on its still relatively new BT Sport and now faces the prospect of shelling out even more as the Premier League, for which it holds two packages against Sky’s seven, rolls the dice again at the ...

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Now £400m Sky, Campbell’s and Marriott review media accounts out of WPP

Another day brings another media review – as well as another media agency boss departing – and now Sky, Britain’s biggest advertiser, Campbell’s and Marriott Hotels are all reported to be reviewing their media business. Out of WPP, which won’t ...

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Sky’s departing viewers mean vexed outlook for big-spending Premier League

Is the great TV-fuelled football gravy train hitting the buffers? Figures from Sky and broadcast measurement body BARB, collated by the FT, show that Premier League football viewing figures on Sky last year dropped 14 per cent despite the broadcaster ...

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Sky rules UK advertiser roost with whopping £287m

Nielsen has produced its 2016 ranking of the UK’s top advertisers and the top three are Sky – on £287m, up 18 per cent year on year – Procter & Gamble on £224m and BT, including BT Sport, on £159m. ...

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