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News Corp and Microsoft in $1bn talks

News Corporation is understood to be in discussions with Microsoft, which could lead to the software company investing more than $1bn in the Media giant’s digital division, Sky Global Networks.

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LONDON (Brand Republic) – News Corporation is understood to be in discussions with Microsoft, which could lead to the software company investing more than $1bn in the Media giant’s digital division, Sky Global Networks.

If the deal goes ahead, Microsoft will take a 3.5% stake in the company. News Corp has had to postpone the flotation of Sky Global following French media group Vivendi’s decision to divest its stake in BSkyB –- News Corp’s UK satellite operation.


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