In this file photo taken on March 17, 2017 A Sky logo is pictured outside pay-TV giant Sky Plc's headquarters in Isleworth, west London on March 17, 2017. / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS
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U.S. cable giant Comcast Tuesday said it has offered more than £22 billion ($31 billion) to buy pan-European satellite TV group Sky.Comcast is offering more per share compared with a bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox for the 61 percent of Sky it does not yet own, according to details of the surprise announcement.Comcast chief executive and chairman Brian L. Roberts added: "We would like to own the whole of Sky and we will be looking to acquire over 50 percent of the Sky shares.In an effort to get its offer over the line, Fox earlier this month vowed to preserve the editorial independence of Sky News.
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