Monday 21 May 2018 / 4:04 PM Tom Watson

We need cast iron guarantees from Comcast about the future of Sky – Tom Watson

Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, commenting on Matt Hancock’s indication he is minded not to intervene in the Comcast bid for Sky, said:

“This green light for Comcast’s bid, and the impending decision on whether Fox’s offer will be blocked, paves the way for a bidding war between these two international corporations.

“Sky is one of the gems of British broadcasting and it is vital that its interests are safeguarded in this process.

“We need cast iron guarantees from Comcast as well as Fox about the future of the Sky workforce and budgets and the independence of Sky News.”