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TV dramas boost Sky as its own takeover saga drags on

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By Paul SandleLONDON (Reuters) - Hit shows like "Game of Thrones" and "Riviera" helped Sky deliver a 10 percent rise in first-half earnings, underscoring the appeal of the European pay-TV group to the U.S. media companies trying to buy it.Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox was provisionally blocked this week from buying the shares in Sky it does not already own, although there are options that would allow the $15.7 billion deal to do through.Sky, whose customer base rose by 365,000 in the half to 22.9 million, could then be sold to Disney if a separate sale of Murdoch's TV and film ...

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First Published: Thu, January 25 2018. 16:07 IST