April 25, 2018 / 11:02 AM / 3 months ago

BRIEF-Comcast says aimed for Sky to withdraw Fox recommendation

April 25 (Reuters) - Comcast:

* CHAIRMAN & CEO BRIAN L. ROBERTS SAYS COMCAST WILL BE BEST, TRUSTED OWNER OF SKY

* SAYS CONFIDENT WILL RECEIVE ALL REGULATORY CLEARANCES IN TIMELY MANNER

* CEO SAYS OFFER IS NOW BINDING AND WELL ON ITS WAY TO REGULATORY APPROVAL

* SAYS NO MEDIA PLURALITY CONCERNS, VERY DIFFERENT REGULATORY PROPOSITION THAN FOX

* CEO SAYS SKY WITHDRAWING ITS RECOMMENDATION FOR FOX'S OFFER WAS "WHAT WE MOSTLY WANTED TO ACHIEVE" TODAY

* CEO SAYS ACQUIRING SKY IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY AN EXCEPTIONAL BRAND

* CEO DECLINES TO SAY WHEN HE LAST TALKED TO RUPERT MURDOCH

* CEO SAYS DEAL WOULD COVER COST OF CAPITAL 'IN A COUPLE OF YEARS' Further company coverage: (Reporting By London Bureau)

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