该裁决标志着康卡斯特也能赢得监管部门的批准。 其对福克斯的收购与AT＆T-Time Warner交易有许多相似之处。
Comcast is making a US$65 billion bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company.
The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government’s argument that it would hurt competition in cable and satellite TV and jack up costs to consumers for streaming TV and movies.
The ruling signaled that Comcast could win regulatory approval, too; its bid for Fox shares many similarities with the AT&T-Time Warner deal.
Comcast says its offer is 19 per cent higher than Disney’s all-stock deal.
The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox comes as traditional entertainment companies try to amass more properties to compete better with technology companies such as Netflix for viewers’ attention — and dollars.