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Comcast made a $65 billion offer for much of the Hollywood holdings of 21st Century Fox. The bid tops the $52.4 billion offer made by Disney last year. Mike Blake/Reuters hide caption

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Comcast Makes Bid For 21st Century Fox In Big Hollywood Power Play

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Sky's independent directors have withdrawn their support for a deal for 21st Century Fox to buy the British company, setting the scene for a possible bidding war. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rupert Murdoch is selling off TV and entertainment assets at 21st Century Fox as he faces deep-pocketed competitors and tensions between his sons. Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This Mouse Swallows Part Of A Fox: Disney Buys Most Of Murdoch Empire

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Fox News ceased broadcasting in the UK on Tuesday. Its parent company, 21st Century Fox, is trying to get government approval for its takeover bid of European media giant Sky. Above, headlines scroll across the Fox News studios in New York earlier this month. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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