Comcast says Sky shareholders have until October 6 to accept offer

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp's bid of 14.75 pounds for each Sky share will now remain open for acceptance until early October, the U.S. cable giant said on Wednesday, adding that it has received valid acceptances for shares representing 0.

29 percent of Sky Plc to date.London-based Sky has been at the centre of a bidding war, which points to a bigger battle in the entertainment industry as media giants splash out tens of billions of dollars on deals to be able to compete with Netflix Inc and Inc.Comcast, the world's biggest entertainment.

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