Comcast has outbid 21st Century Fox to win control of Sky, with an offer valuing the UK-based pay TV group at £30.6 billion ($40 billion). In the third and final round of the auction run by the UK's takeover panel on Saturday 22 September, Comcast made a final offer of £17.28 per Sky share, trumping a bid of £15.67 from Fox. Comcast launched its challenge for Sky in April with an initial offer of £12.50, valuing Sky at £22 million. Sky shares closed at £15.85 last Friday.
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Tim manages the analyst teams behind Omdia’s coverage of channels and programming and advertising. Channels and programming monitors evolving channel revenue streams and TV and video production and distribution. The advertising service tracks revenue from all media types, with a particularly strong focus on the fast-developing online and addressable advertising space.
Tim joined Omdia’s predecessor company Screen Digest in 2004, where his areas of focus included TV production, animation, sports rights, and public broadcasting. He also edited more than 100 editions of the monthly Media and Technology Digest (formerly Screen Digest). Before that, Tim worked at the European Audiovisual Observatory in Strasbourg, France, and in a variety of journalism roles including the Financial Times Group, EMAP (now Ascential), and Television Business International. He holds a Master of Arts (Hons.) degree in English literature from Trinity College, Cambridge. He speaks fluent French and is based in London.
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