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Rupert Murdoch pledges to keep Sky News independent

Move comes as Fox seeks to allay media plurality concerns in £11.7bn takeover of Sky

Rupert Murdoch has pledged not to meddle in editorial decision-making at Sky News but says he will not guarantee funding the service for more than five years, as 21st Century Fox seeks clearance for its £11.7bn takeover of Sky.

The Competition and Markets Authority said in its provisional findings last month that Murdoch’s bid raised media plurality concerns because the deal would give his family too much control over UK news media. The Murdoch family trust controls Fox and News Corp, publisher of the Sun and the Times.

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