Comcast Drops Out Of Bidding War For 21st Century Fox Assets

Comcast had been in a bidding war with Disney for Fox's entertainment assets.
Posted at 11:40 AM, Jul 19, 2018

Comcast dropped out of its bidding war with the Walt Disney Company for most of 21st Century Fox's assets.

The move came after Disney topped Comcast's bid last month.

In a statement, Comcast commended Fox for "creating such a desirable and respected company." Comcast also said it will now turn its focus to the pursuit of European broadcaster Sky.

The announcement means Disney is one step closer to its acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets. The Department of Justice already approved Disney's $71 billion bid under the condition that Disney divest 22 of Fox's regional sports networks.

Fox shareholders are expected to vote on the deal July 27.