Topic: BSkyB

Liberty Takeover of Virgin Media U.K. Again Pits Malone Against Murdoch

U.K. media expect a wave of marketing from Virgin to catch up to Sky

London ad sources expect a European marketing onslaught from a combined Liberty Global-Virgin Media company after Liberty founder John Malone announced the cable giant’s $16 billion agreed takeover of the…

News Corp. Reports Strong Earnings

Operating income 45% higher than last year

Despite a turbulent fourth quarter defined by the phone hacking scandal, News Corp. reported on Wednesday afternoon that its total operating income for the quarter was $1.35 billion, a 45…

James Murdoch 'Likely' to Remain BSkyB Head

Some board members have given him their support

James Murdoch is “likely” to remain head of British Sky Broadcasting after gaining the support of the company’s key independent director, Nick Ferguson, reports the Guardian. Murdoch’s future at the…

Michael Wolff: On the Murdochalypse

Inside Week 2 of the News Corp. scandal

Suddenly, News Corp. Has Money to Burn

Analysts see cash being used to calm worried investors

Though the deal was a year in the making, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has abandoned its bid for full ownership of the satellite broadcasting company British Sky Broadcasting Group. The…

News Corp. Abandons BSkyB Bid

Deal a casualty of 'News of the World' hacking scandal

News Corp. has decided to drop its bid to acquire satellite company British Sky Broadcasting, the media conglomerate announced today. The news came during a marathon discussion in Britain's House of Commons…

Amid Scandal, News Corp. Stock Drops Dramatically

Seven percent dive follows BSkyB news

The phone hacking scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and led to the closure of its News of the World has not gone unnoticed on Wall Street. On Monday,…

News Corp.'s BSkyB Bid in Peril?

Murdoch's company has pledged to forge ahead

It was less than two weeks ago that the British government gave Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. the green light to move forward with the acquisition of British Sky Broadcasting. But…

Inside News Corp.'s Jockeying for Britain's BSkyB

The takeover is nearing completion

After more than a year, News Corp.’s takeover bid for British satellite broadcaster BSkyB is nearing completion. Britain’s culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, gave his approval for the takeover last Thursday,…

U.K. Government Backs News Corp. BSkyB Takeover

But they'll have to make a few concessions

Nearly a year after News Corp. first made moves to acquire British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC, Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate has finally gotten the go-ahead for a takeover from the…