Comcast tops Fox with final $38.8 billion bid to acquire Sky

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  1. martin-f

    martin-f Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Comcast’s offer of £17.28 of a share, or about $22.59, surpassed Fox’s highest bid of £15.67 after bidding Saturday, in a rare auction held by British regulators.The £29.7 billion pre-auction valuation was by far the highest ever for such a process in the U.K., the Wall Street Journal reported.

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  2. FlyerUK

    FlyerUK Ye Olde Sat Surfer

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    And, as reported last week in the run up to the auction, prices are likely to rise to recover the increased bid.

    Great, it's already too expensive.

    Maybe it'll convince my family it isn't worth it any longer.

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    martin-f Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    We get a good discount we now pay a total of £43.72 we get a good package for this sports movies kids documentaries, three years ago we was paying over £90 for the same package they reduced it to £32 and gradually increased it the last two years, they recently upgraded the sports to HD at extra cost to us but we cant really complain,

    But having said that movies we never watch and i am not watching documentaries as much as i was, i sometimes watch the travel channel on freesat/freeview some good programs on late in the evening, i might ring them up and cancel a few things
     
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    lincsat Super-Dooper Moderator Staff Member

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    The bidding war would suggest that the "experts" consider the market ripe for fleecing.
     
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    market you mean the punters.
     
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    FlyerUK Ye Olde Sat Surfer

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    Looks like it's started already, $ky have announced the 1st increase since the auction, a £2/month increase because all $ky Sports channels are going HD. Sorry, thought I was already paying £10/month for HD ??

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    That was announced before the takeover. My understanding is that everyone is paying at least £2 extra but that price includes HD. So basically the non-HD subscribers are paying £12 extra and getting HD for "Free"
     
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