Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell its 39% stake in Sky to Comcast, giving the US cable and media giant full control of the British television giant. The move comes days after Comcast made a successful bid of £30.6bn for a controlling stake in Sky. Fox, which is in the process of selling key media-entertainment assets to Walt Disney, said in a statement that Disney has agreed to the sale of the stake, worth an estimated $15bn. The agreement ends a long-running battle for control of Sky by Murdoch in the face of resistance by British regulators and firms up the new landscape in the sector with Comcast in control of Sky and Disney set to expand its footprint with television and film assets from Fox. The deals enable Murdoch, who has been gradually turning over control of his media empire to his two sons, to slim down his holding to focus on a "new Fox" that will include the US-based broadcast network and Fox News Channel. Sky broadcasts blockbust...

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