EU asks News Corp about rights deals with Sky: report

LONDON (BestGrowthStock) – The European Commission has informally questioned News Corp (NWSA.O: ) about how it will manage future sports and production rights if it fully acquires BSkyB (BSY.L: ), the Sunday Telegraph reported, citing sources.

The paper said News Corp is only days away from formally notifying the European Union of its interest in dominant pay-TV firm BSkyB.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is preparing to apply for formal regulatory approval to buy the 61 percent of BSkyB it does not already own, to add to the four national newspapers it already runs in Britain.

(Reporting by Julie Crust; editing by Michael Shields)

EU asks News Corp about rights deals with Sky: report