Comcast said its latest offer - up from the £12.50 per share it offered in April - had been recommended by Sky's independent committee of directors.
Comcast's initial offer was considerably higher than the Fox bid that valued the satellite broadcaster at £18.5bn.
The expectation from some analysts had been that Fox would wait for final United Kingdom approval before coming back with a higher bid, but with Prime Minister Theresa May's government committing to release a decision on Thursday, Fox pulled the trigger.
Murdoch's company still faces significant regulatory battles in Britain, including the culture secretary's statement that Fox would have to divest itself of Sky News to win government approval because of concerns about media plurality.
Disney's bid to buy out the majority of Fox's entertainment assets was the talk of the town a year ago, until the two companies hit a roadblock - an anti-competitive complaint by the Department of Justice.
Hong Kong-based hedge fund Case Equity Partners, a Sky investor, said the fact Disney was in a slightly more favourable position for Fox's USA media assets meant Comcast would fight even harder to get Sky.
The players [at the World Cup] are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon! Wimbledon's courts emptied as England faced Sweden and fans watched from smart phones or tablets.
It's good to feel like you're in England ", he said. "I don't know what will happen if we win, probably nobody will go to work". Very early on, oddsmakers had the French as the favorites in Sunday's World Cup final.
In Mandzukic, Luka Modric , Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic, Croatia have players who are at some of Europe's top clubs. Croatia has played an accumulated game time of 240 minutes in two matches in the round of sixteen and the quarters.
Gareth Southgate has revealed he couldn't listen to Baddiel & Skinner and The Lightning Seeds' Three Lions for 20 years. Neil Rowe, a pilot from Surrey, grew internet fame following England's quarter-final win over Sweden last Saturday.
Should Djokovic, Nadal and Federer win, it would be the first time all three played in a semifinal since the 2012 French Open. Federer suffered his earliest exit at Wimbledon since a shock second-round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013.
The operation on Monday went more smoothly than on Sunday and took two hours less as the practice became more refined, he said. Thirteen foreign divers and five members of Thailand's elite navy SEAL unit make up the main team guiding the boys to safety.
Apparently not intent on posing for the photo, one of the sharks made a decision to have a go at her arm. Despite a scar that could get in the way of her modeling, the nursing student said she feels lucky.
Trump does not acknowledge that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners are expected to defend the US if threatened. Trump began his first and only full day in Belgium at a breakfast with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg .
Match-winner Samuel Umtiti is targeting World Cup glory as he attempts to erase the memory of his Euro 2016 heartache. Nicholas Tavelich Croatian Parish on Main Street. "Two years ago, I remember what happened two years ago", he said.
Now the Croatia center-back is eager to make amends. 24' - Raheem Sterling has been an absolute handful for the Croatian defense. Surely Harry Kane , the tourney leader with six goals , or another instant hero would convert the one chance they needed.
Perisic hails dream goal as Croatia reach final
Technically not a moment on the pitch but we just needed to dedicate a section to England manager Gareth Southgate's waistcoats. Southgate and his England side have won the hearts of a nation despite suffering World Cup heartbreak.
Knox socks it to Fox with box-office Irish Open finish
Russell Knox's hopes of making this year's European Ryder Cup have received a significant boost with victory in the Irish Open . In terms of the Irish on the field, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry were best placed, both on 2 under, 12 shots off the victor .
Trump Announces New Taxes on TVs and Air Conditioners
China gave no details, but it has plenty of options to retaliate that could extend beyond additional tariffs on U.S. imports. The tariffs could take effect after public consultations end on August 30, according to a statement from the U.S.