21st Century Fox’s proposed purchase of Sky.

A number of constituents wrote me concerned about 21st Century Fox, Inc’s bid to buy the 61% of Sky PLC shares that it did not already own. I wrote to Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture & Sport, to encourage her to intervene on this merger.

The Secretary of State has written back to me confirming that she has issued a formal referral to CMA for Phase 2 of investigations regarding the purchase after carefully assessing information from Ofcom. The CMA is currently reviewing the evidence, after which they will create a final report for Karen Bradley.