BSkyB to pay $9 billion to create Sky Europe

The deal will make BSkyB the leading pay-TV provider in Europe.

Jul 26, 2014, 09:19 AM IST

BSkyB to pay $9 billion to create Sky Europe

Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay USD9 billion to buy Rupert Murdoch`s pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, taking its hunt for growth into Europe by creating a media powerhouse with 20 million customers.

Jul 25, 2014, 22:57 PM IST

BSkyB gets IPL telecast rights from 2015-17 in Europe

Renowned satellite broadcasting company, British Sky Broadcasting Ltd (BSkyB) has been awarded the telecast, internet and mobile rights of the Pepsi Indian Premier League for the period 2015 to 2017, for the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and the European territories.

Feb 17, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

BSkyB posts solid Q1 customer growth despite BT launch

Britain`s dominant pay-TV provider BSkyB recorded solid demand for its TV and broadband offering in the first quarter, brushing off the impact of rival BT`s new sports service.

Oct 17, 2013, 12:43 PM IST

Murdoch in UK: All eyes on `fit and proper` test

If BSkyB fails the `fit and proper` test, Ofcom could ask the company to relieve itself of the shares owned.

May 03, 2012, 00:26 AM IST

No deal with Murdoch, insists British PM Cameron

A defensive David Cameron insisted that he had struck "no grand deal" with Rupert Murdoch over the BSkyB takeover bid.

Apr 29, 2012, 18:40 PM IST

Phone-hacking: Murdoch reveals ties with govt

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was among several people in the Cameron govt left squirming as James Murdoch revealed close proximity with people in power.

Apr 24, 2012, 23:17 PM IST

James Murdoch to step down as chairman of BSkyB

Britain`s Sky News says James Murdoch is stepping down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting.

Apr 03, 2012, 18:38 PM IST

James Murdoch quits as chairman of BSkyB

Hemmed in by inquiries related to the phone-hacking scandal, James Murdoch, who quit as the executive chairman of News International in February, on Tuesday resigned as chairman of the BSkyB satellite broadcaster.

Apr 03, 2012, 17:48 PM IST

Murdoch faces investigation over BSkyB ownership

British satellite broadcaster BSkyB, part of Rupert Murdoch`s UK media business, is facing an escalating investigation, over it`s ownership issue.

Mar 09, 2012, 14:45 PM IST

James Murdoch re-appointed as BSkyB director

Protesters calling for Murdoch`s resignation had gathered outside the meeting at a London conference centre.

Nov 29, 2011, 22:01 PM IST

Under-fire James Murdoch re-appointed as BSkyB director

Rupert Murdoch's son James was reappointed as a director of British pay-TV giant BSkyB.

Nov 29, 2011, 20:52 PM IST

BSkyB to buy back shares and hikes dividend 20%

Satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting PLC confirmed widespread speculation by announcing a big return of cash to shareholders while reporting a 23 percent gain in operating profit.

Jul 29, 2011, 17:40 PM IST

BSkyB spends $1.6 billion to calm hacked off investors

BSkyB will spend 1 billion pounds (USD 1.6 billion) to placate investors who lost out after News Corp bowed to public fury over a hacking scandal and dropped a bid to take full control of the satellite broadcaster.

Jul 29, 2011, 12:49 PM IST

BSkyB board faces decisions on chairman, dividend

It`s the first board meeting since Rupert Murdoch`s
News Corp abandoned a takeover bid for BSkyB.

Jul 27, 2011, 23:40 PM IST

Murdoch, savaged in parliament, pulls British TV bid

Rupert Murdoch withdrew his bid for broadcaster BSkyB on Wednesday, as outrage over alleged crimes at his newspapers galvanized a rare united front in parliament against a man long used to being courted by Britain's political elite.

Jul 14, 2011, 08:38 AM IST

UK pol rivals join forces against Murdoch`s bid

David Cameron`s govt has signalled its
willingness to support the Labour party`s motion, asking Murdoch to withdraw his takeover bid of BSkyB.

Jul 13, 2011, 00:11 AM IST