U.K. clear Fox bid for Sky

LONDON–The U.K. government said it won’t oppose a bid by 21st Century Fox Inc. FOX, -3.93% to consolidate ownership of Sky PLC (SKY.LN), removing the last regulatory hurdle for Fox as it battles it out with Comcast Corp. for the British broadcaster.

Sky is 39%-owned by 21st Century Fox FOX, -3.93% which shares common ownership with News Corp NWS, -1.56% the parent company of Dow Jones.

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