Key Words: A London taxi driver helped trigger Comcast’s $31 billion bid for Sky

A driver of one of London’s iconic cabs helped put Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts en route to bidding $31 billion for U.K. media giant Sky PLC.

On a recent trip to London, Roberts and a colleague hopped in a taxi and talked to its driver about the offerings from Sky and rival Virgin Media, the CEO said this week.

The cable company boss indicated the cabby taught the execs quite a bit:

‘The cab driver was incredibly knowledgeable about the difference between Virgin and Sky in every feature. … We were learning a lot there.’

Comcast Corp. CEO Brian Roberts reveals part of his big bid’s backstory

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