Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Igermay be weighing whether to trump Comcast Corp.’s 26 billion pound ($34 billion) offer for the broadcaster, part of a wider battle between the U.S. giants for the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.
Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said: “This business has got really good momentum. Whatever the future holds for any of us, Sky is in a really good place.”
Disney and Comcast are both interested in Sky because it would help them diversify internationally and give them access to Sky’s highly-regarded set-top Q box technology and streaming service Now TV.
At present, Sky has 23 million customers in five European countries and a suite of sought-after TV content, including rights to Premier League soccer and premium drama, which would be useful in the fight against online rivals such as Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.