In an extraordinary day of bid and counterbid, the £14-a-share offer for the 61 per cent of Sky that Fox does not already own, which has been approved by Sky's independent directors, was capped in the evening, after Wall Street had closed, by a £14.75-a-share cash bid from Comcast.
Comcast has said that Sky is very important because it could take the USA -bound cable and internet giant into global markets.
The move by the NBC owner came less than 24 hours after 21st Century Fox increased its offer to £24.5bn.
21st Century Fox is the parent company of FOX News and FOX Business.
Murdoch's company still faces significant regulatory battles in Britain, including the culture secretary's statement that Fox would have to sell Sky News to win government approval because of concerns about media plurality. This values the European pay-TV group at $32.5B, trumping Comcast's earlier $31B (£12.50 per share) offer.
It's not clear yet whether Comcast will also increase its bid for 21st Century Fox to counter Disney's latest $71 billion offer. The complaint alleges that Fox's prospectus filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission after the company accepted Disney's offer was incomplete.
Facebook faces its first class action in the UK
The commissioner's office also said it could now bring criminal charges against the parent company of Cambridge Analytica. Facebook's annual revenue in 2017 was almost $40 billion, translating to a much higher possible fine of $1.6 billion.
Ryan Fox beaten in a play-off at Irish Open
Obviously it seems like I've always tried too hard. "I feel bad for Ryan but I guess it was my time". "These things happen. However, a second monstrous putt from Knox put the pressure back on Fox to hole out to get it to a second playoff hole.
Comcast and Walt Disney (DIS.N) are locked in a separate $70 billion-plus battle to buy most of Fox's assets, which would include Sky.
"We have long recognised the unique position that Sky occupies", said Gilbert.
Sky shares traded at £14.90 as of 9:55 am in London.
Fox said it had secured the agreement of the independent committee of Sky for the deal.
However, British regulators have indicated that if Disney succeeds in buying Fox, including the 39 percent stake in Sky, it would be required to offer the same price for the remainder of Sky.
"American consumers have benefitted from head-to-head competition between Disney and Fox's cable sports programming that ultimately has prevented cable television subscription prices from rising even higher", said Makan Delrahim, assistant attorney general and head of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.
However, when Anderson and Isner face off, there will be plenty of aces and quick points. "You're never really safe". Anderson then served it out, ending things with a 205kph service victor , and raised both arms overhead.
PayPal immediately apologized for the gaffe and said it's treating the situation as a "priority" as it figures out what happened. PayPal has since said that the letter was "insensitive", apologised to her husband, and is now working out how it was sent.
BASHH recommends that MG is treated with a seven-day course of the antibiotic, doxycycline, followed by a course of azithromycin. The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) has released new guidelines on how to treat and diagnose the disease.
Les pompiers de Wallonie picarde ont été appelés à éteindre deux incendies de voitures cette nuit, à Herseaux. Selon nos confrères de RTL.be , qui révèlent l'information, toutes étaient immatriculées en France .
Israel has been on high alert as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces advance on rebels near the Golan Heights and Jordan. On June 24, Israel's military said it launched a Patriot missile at an incoming drone from Syria, which turned away unscathed.
Froome was the next to go, touching shoulders with Katusha-Alpecin's Rick Zabel and being sent hurtling into a field. Richie Porte's BMC Racing have claimed victory in the team trial on the third stage of the Tour de France .
While on iHeartMedia's Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club she declared: 'I'm a grown woman, I'm 25 years ago, I'm a schmillionaire. The baby's arrival comes just weeks after news broke that the couple have been secretly married for almost a year.
I didn't serve well". "It was really hard conditions to play on". "He has a very particular and fast style of hitting the ball". I'll do the best I can to prepare myself for the hard courts now, ' added Zverev, who will play Washington in late July next.
Sarkisian, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, sued USC for $30 million after he was sacked in 2015. One player even texted ESPN that Sarkisian "showed up lit to meetings again today".
The new Brexit Secretary has been urged to highlight the importance of agriculture in future Brexit negotiations with the EU . She added that she was "sorry, and a little surprised" at his resignation after the discussions in Chequers.
The phrase " It's coming home , it's coming home" became the rallying cry for England fans this week as their chances looked good. Later this evening, Alli will be involved in a midfield battle against Croatia captain and star player Luka Modric .
Tired and battered, Croatia reaches its 1st World Cup final
Police are calling on members of the public to behave themselves during and after England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia . You have to suffer the result first sometimes. "I was in Nice to watch us lose to Iceland, I was in Kiev to lose against Italy".
First trailer drops for 'Goosebumps' movie sequel
Most noticeably missing from the trailer is Black's Stine character, unless you count the fact that Black also voices Slappy. Ari Sandel - whose credits range from " The Duff " to "When We First Met" - directs from a script by Rod Lieber.
Wilshere leaves Arsenal for London rival West Ham
West Ham's current record signing is Marko Arnautovic, who joined the club last summer in a deal worth up to £25m. Wilshere made 197 first-team appearances for Arsenal and was part of the 2014 and 2015 FA Cup-winning sides.
Ken Giles has choice words for A.J. Hinch
The right-hander allowed three runs without recording an out in Houston's 6-5, extra-inning victory against Oakland on Tuesday. The Houston Astros have optioned reliever Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno, a night after he appeared to curse at manager A.J.