The concern was raised in Ofcom's public interest report: that Fox did not have adequate compliance procedures in place for the broadcast of Fox News in the United Kingdom and only took action to improve its approach to compliance after Ofcom expressed concerns. Bradley said her concerns were not eased by Fox belatedly establishing compliance procedures after Ofcom expressed concerns.
The U.K. government is set to order its antitrust regulator to review 21st Century Fox's $15 billion bid for Sky, the country's biggest pay-TV company, not only because of concerns about "media plurality", but also about its reporting standards and about its general corporate governance.
The media regulator gave Bradley the window she was looking for, saying that it "recognises that the legal threshold for referral is low [and] you may refer as secretary of state if there are any non-fanciful concerns".
"The evidence before us of senior management efforts to rectify the situation, which included dismissal of those directly responsible, our judgment was that. there were not concerns which may justify a reference on grounds of the broadcast standards", Ofcom said.
21st Century Fox Inc on Tuesday urged UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley to make a final decision on Fox's takeover of the remaining 61% of Sky PLC it does not already own "quickly". In the first report which said that there were no broadcasting concerns that would have prompted a reference they have since admitted that there are non-fanciful concerns and on that basis she had to refer the bid and she has done so.
Bradley told the House of Commons that she acknowledged concerns that US-style partisan TV news journalism could come to Britain in some form, despite the UK's strict rules on the impartiality of broadcasters.
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One of them, former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, said Monday that Fox News should serve as a cautionary tale.
Bradley also said she'd heard concerns over "the "Foxification" of Fox-owned news outlets internationally", which she encouraged the competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), to look into if it does go ahead with a review. I consider that these non-fanciful concerns do warrant further consideration.
State Street Corp., the custodial bank that runs the S&P 500 ETF Trust, voted against re-electing media mogul Rupert Murdoch and two of his sons to board positions at News Corp. and Twenty-First Century Fox in the most recent election. "On the evidence before me, I am not able to conclude that this raises non-fanciful concerns. These are matters the CMA may wish to consider". "After all it's the Murdochs who have a long history of regulatory non-compliance and of corporate governance failure". The broadcaster did say though that its actions were as a result of the channel no longer being a viable option in the United Kingdom as the costs of distributing the U.S. network meant it was not in 21st Century Fox's commercial interests to continue its offer.
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Bradley was under high pressure to carry out further investigation.
Shares in Sky closed down 1.6% at 937.00 pence Tuesday.
Other opponents of the deal lined up to laud Bradley's announcement.
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Rupert Murdoch's media ambitions have been viewed with some suspicion in the United Kingdom ever since his British newspapers were implicated in a 2011 phone hacking scandal.