Fox has offered to keep the Sky News brand going for 10 years as it seeks to overcome the opposition of the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) to its proposed takeover of Sky. It had previously committed to five years.
Last month the CMA provisionally found that “Fox taking full control of Sky is not in the public interest due to media plurality concerns”.
It said that taking control of Sky would give the Murdoch family, owners of News Corp, too big an influence over public opinion in the UK.
The CMA found Fox’s commitment to broadcasting standards, the other grounds of the investigation, to be satisfactory.
A final report will be given to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who referred the case to the CMA, in May.