Rupert Murdoch

Comcast, Sony Pictures jump into bidding for 21st Century Fox's media assets

Comcast, Sony Pictures jump into bidding for 21st Century Fox's media assets

Comcast Corp. has joined the pursuit of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox entertainment assets, expressing interest in acquiring Fox’s Los Angeles-based movie studio, sports networks, cable channels and its vast international operations, according to two people familiar with the move.

The Philadelphia cable company already owns NBCUniversal, so buying Fox’s entertainment assets would turn it into a dominant media company in an increasingly shrinking field. Walt Disney Co. engaged in similar talks with the Murdoch family last month, but those discussions broke off.

Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp.’s film and television studio also has expressed interest in the Fox assets...

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