Murdoch is aiming to takeover the 61% of Sky he doesn't already own through 21st Century Fox, which owns assets including the Hollywood studio behind films including X-Men and Deadpool.
Comcast CEO and chairman Brian Roberts.
Comcast said its cash offer has been recommended by Sky's independent committee of directors.
A potential resolution to the takeover battles for 21st Century Fox and Sky seemed to emerge Wednesday, but investors can expect more twists before this drama ends.
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CNBC reports that Comcast is now focusing on buying the UK-pay TV provider Sky before it makes a decision on the remainder of the Fox for-sale assets, which includes the Marvel properties, Avatar, the FOX TV stations and more.
All of those assets will go to Disney if it should succeed in its acquisition plans for Fox.
Fox will be hoping to see off competition from Comcast after a long battle to buy the remaining stake in Sky, having faced heavy scrutiny from the Government and the competition watchdog. Both Fox and Disney have scheduled special shareholder meetings for July 27 in NY to approve the cash-and-stock deal to sell $71 billion in Fox assets to Disney. According to some shareholders, that has set an implied higher floor for Sky's shares.
Murdoch's Fox said the performance of Sky since December 2016, including its renewal of the right to show English Premier League matches at a lower price than expected, justified its higher offer.
To secure regulatory approval, Fox has agreed to sell Sky's award-winning news channel to Disney to prevent Murdoch from owning too much of the British media.
"There are enough sub-plots in the race to acquire Sky to commission a primetime drama", Salmon said.