Matthew Garrahan

Sky agrees to sweetened £24.5bn takeover offer from Fox

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has agreed to new terms to acquire Sky, the pan-European TV group, in a deal worth £24.5 billion that is designed to see off a rival offer from US media giant Comcast.

Fading local press raises fears for city democracy

On both sides of the Atlantic, interest in news is high.

UK regulator rules against Murdoch takeover of Sky

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority decided that Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7 billion bid to take full control of Sky would concentrate too much power in the media mogul’s hands, giving the Murdoch family “too much control over news providers acr

Google and Facebook dominance forecast to rise

Google and Facebook are set to attract 84 percent of global spending on digital advertising, excluding China, in 2017, according to a forecast from GroupM, the WPP-owned media buying agency, underscoring concerns that the two technology companies

Ivanka Trump oversaw Murdoch daughters’ trust

Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka was a trustee for a large bloc of shares in 21st Century Fox and News Corp that belong to Rupert Murdoch’s two youngest daughters, underscoring the close ties between the US president’s family and the mogul behind th

AT&T bid for Time Warner looks set to trigger consolidation wave

[Commentary] If the future of entertainment is going to be about selling content to consumers directly, then the strongest players will be the ones with the most customer data. The combined AT&T-Time Warner will have a trove of it.

Comcast offers a model for AT&T-Time Warner deal scrutiny

If US regulators impose conditions on an eventual approval of the proposed AT&T-Time Warner tie-up, they are likely to start with the more than 150 provisions they required for a similar transaction five years ago.

AT&T looks to the vertical integration model to deliver returns

Steve Case took to Twitter when he heard about AT&T’s proposed $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner, coining a new hashtag: #DejaVu.

AT&T confident of approval for $85 billion Time Warner buyout

AT&T has promised to use its proposed $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner to revolutionise mobile entertainment as it unveiled a deal that will unite companies instrumental in the creation of the communications industry, provided it is appro

Hollywood studios lament summer of plummeting cinema receipts

After a record summer in 2013, box-office receipts for the 2014 peak moviegoing season have fallen by more than 15 percent. If it were any time other than summer, this would not be cause for alarm.