Toby Syfret was quoted in an article on 21st Century Fox decision to stop airing Fox News in the UK. Toby said "timing of the announcement is, of course, the interesting feature”, highlighting that Fox, of course, said the decision to end the U.K. feed of Fox News was purely a business decision. He added "however much 21st Century Fox (or the Murdochs) may play down the issue and insist the decision has nothing to do with the takeover bid, friends, the detached and critics alike cannot but make the connection. But the decision does make sense from a commercial perspective”. Asked what it means for the Sky deal, Toby says "It cannot harm the bid - indeed, [it] may help a little – from the regulatory perspective regarding the question of broadcasting standards; though I cannot see it affecting the plurality issue and related competition concerns".