FILE PHOTO: The NBC and Comcast logos are displayed on 30 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo
Comcast bid 17.28 pounds ($22.66) a share for Sky, beating a 15.67 pound offer from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA.O). Fox holds a 39 percent stake in Sky, which it is selling to Walt Disney (DIS.N) as part of a separate deal.
Comcast said it was seeking to make further market purchases of Sky shares at a price of 17.28 per share.
It needs 50 percent of the stock plus one share to complete its takeover.
Reporting by Paul Sandle, editing by Louise Heavens