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U.K. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley Needs More Time To Review Sky Takeover Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 21 / 17

Rupert Murdoch's bid to take over Sky has been "dealt a blow" after U.K. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said that she "needed more time to deliberate before calling in the competition regulator," according to Mark Sweney of the London GUARDIAN. Bradley was "inundated with tens of thousands of submi...

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