In yet another twist to the takeover saga, Comcast said its cash offer has been recommended by Sky’s independent committee of directors and that it has committed financing required for the deal.
"Comcast has long admired Sky and believes it is an outstanding company and a great fit with Comcast. Today’s announcement further underscores Comcast’s belief and its commitment to owning Sky," the company said in a release on Wednesday evening.
The company said it has received regulatory approvals in the EU, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Jersey and expects to complete the acquisition before the end of October 2018.
Shares of Comcast were up 1.30% at US$33.78 on Wednesday.