James Murdoch had been chairman of Sky since April 2016, having previously served as chief executive from 2003 to 2007 and in a previous spell as chairman from 2007 to 2012.
Team Sky have declined to comment on the takeover of backers Sky plc by United States cable giant Comcast, but insiders said they were confident the team would be unaffected.
Critics had argued that allowing Murdoch - who owns major British newspaper titles The Times and The Sun - full control of Sky News would have given him too much influence in the United Kingdom news business.
They include John Nallen, Chase Carey, Martin Gilbert, Andy Sukawaty, Tracy Clarke and Katrin Wehr-Seiter.
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Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud is playing Aladdin while British-Indian actress Naomi Scott is playing Princess Jasmine . After dropping the movie poster, the studio shared that a teaser trailer would be posted soon after.
Over the weekend, culture secretary Jeremy Wright reaffirmed his statement that Sky News would need to retain its editorial independence under new ownership, a request which Roberts said he would keep to. Comcast now owns more than 75% of the European pay-TV giant.
Insiders, however, insist Team Sky have always been more Jeremy Darroch's project than Murdoch's - Darroch is the chief executive of Sky plc - and they say their understanding is that the team will be allowed to continue do their jobs.
The group tabled a £30 billion bid for Sky, dwarfing Fox's bid by a distance.
"We wish Comcast had not acquired Sky", analysts with the New Street research firm wrote on Friday in a note to investors.
Sky News will benefit greatly from Comcast's funding commitments over the coming years and the arrangements that will be put in place to preserve and enhance its editorial independence.
The closing moves its acquisition of the United Kingdom broadcaster a step closer to completion; Sky's listing on the London Stock Exchange will be cancelled on 7 November.
USA pastor back on trial in Turkey as calls grow for release
If Turkey follows through on the purported agreement, that economic pressure will be eased, the USA officials told NBC News . The pastor was imprisoned for almost two years before being placed under house arrest on July 25 for health reasons.
It added that all passengers landed safely in Mumbai, and that another aircraft was arranged to take them to Dubai. The pilots, were reportedly unaware of the damage and reported that all systems were functioning normally.
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That could result in higher-than-expected interest rates from the US Federal Reserve and stock market uncertainty. Mechanisms of multilateral global policy cooperation are under strain, notably in trade, and need strengthening'.
Afterward, the newlyweds plan a carriage ride through the streets of Windsor to give the public a chance to see them up close. The Order of Service revealed Eugenie will not be vowing to obey her husband - something Harry and Meghan skipped as well.
The event was billed as a lunch at the White House to discuss prison reform, jobs for African-Americans and Chicago violence. But West was not entirely supportive of Trump's agenda, noting that he would discuss "stop and frisk" with the president.
Melania Trump flatly denied Rudy Giuliani's claims about her support for President Donald Trump in the Stormy Daniels affair. Giuliani", Melania Trump told ABC. "She believes her husband, and she knows it's untrue", Giuliani said then.
What happens next is that he finishes his cardio and walks up to me asking me about my b**bs and making that kind of conversation. When she pleaded and asked him what it is that he wanted from her, "he said he wants me to do everything he tells me to".
It's sad that the 17-year run that these two had came to an ending like this, which is something that no one could've predicted. Impemba, 55, had been the Tigers' play-by-play man since 2002 and Allen, 58, had been the team's color commentator since 2003.
'Apocalyptic:' One Florida town demolished by Michael
In large areas of Mexico Beach , homes were obliterated or reduced to stacks of rubble, aerial video from CNN showed on Thursday. The storm caused almost 500,000 power outages in North Carolina, the state's Emergency Management Agency said on Friday morning.
Met Eireann warns Wicklow to be prepared for storm tonight
Further strong winds may bring down leaves and branches, increasing the likelihood of flooding due to blocked drains or culverts. NRW will issue flood alerts and warnings if rivers reach trigger levels, with teams monitoring river levels 24 hours a day.
Michael Blasts Ashore Near Cat 5 With 155 MPH Winds
However, forecasters always note it is not possible to say where a hurricane will land until it is closer to the coast. Weakening is expected after landfall as Michael moves across the southeastern United States .
Google is killing Google
Google is shuttering the consumer-facing aspects of Google + social networking platform in the wake of a data breach . It said it had no evidence that the data was misused or that any developer was aware of it or had exploited the leak.