Twenty-First Century Fox / Sky merger: European intervention notice

The Secretary of State has required the CMA and Ofcom to investigate the proposed acquisition by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. of Sky Plc and report in accordance with Article 4 and Article 4A respectively of the Enterprise Act 2002 (Protection of Legitimate Interests) Order 2003.

ME/6668/17

Timetable

Phase 1 date Action
20 June 2017 Deadline for publication of the CMA’s report
16 to 30 March 2017 Invitation to comment
16 March 2017 Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s European intervention notice

Jurisdictional matters: the CMA’s role

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will report on jurisdictional matters, that is whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a European relevant merger situation. Further information on the CMA’s role is described in Mergers: Guidance on the CMA’s jurisdiction and Procedure (CMA2).

CMA’s invitation to comment

To make representations on jurisdictional matters, please contact the CMA by 30 March 2017:

John McKellar (020 3738 6451, john.mckellar@cma.gsi.gov.uk)

Maria Duarte (020 3738 6572, maria.duarte@cma.gsi.gov.uk)

Media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards: Ofcom’s role and instructions on submitting representations

Ofcom’s role is described in its Guidance note for public interest test on the proposed acquisition of Sky plc by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. of 16 March 2017. Instructions on how to submit representations on media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards are provided in Ofcom’s Invitation to comment for public interest test on the proposed acquisition of Sky plc by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. of 16 March 2017. Further background information is available on Ofcom’s website.

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