1. GBp

    873.00

    Today's change

    2.00 / +0.23%

    1 year change

    +3.07%

    As of Aug 29 2014 12:52 BST. Data delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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  1. August 24, 2014

    European media bet on tech start-ups

    European media companies are committing hundreds of millions of dollars to investing in digital start-ups, as they look for...

  2. August 21, 2014

    US TV takeovers threaten UK creative economy, says C4 chief

    US takeovers of British television companies are threatening the UK’s creative economy, a leading industry figure has...

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  1. August 15, 2014

    BT and Sky kick off fresh round of rivalry

    A new season of Premier League football kicks off on Saturday – and with it a new round of corporate rivalry between the two...

  2. August 15, 2014

    BT braced to take on Sky for Premier League football rights

    BT is prepared to bid for the right to broadcast all Premier League football games in a forthcoming auction against Sky that...

  3. August 12, 2014

    Fox / Time Warner: winning hand

    Empire building was the most common explanation for 21st Century Fox’s audacious play for Time Warner. The deal rationale...

  4. July 31, 2014

    Virtual reality creates another frontier for television

    They say we are in a golden age of television. They may be wrong. This is not a complaint about Breaking Bad or Downton...

  5. July 28, 2014

    BSkyB invests in virtual reality start-up

    BSkyB has doubled its bet on virtual reality, investing a further $400,000 in Californian start-up Jaunt – a specialist in...

  6. July 27, 2014

    Pubs turn away from live sport channels to lure customers

    Pub companies and landlords are turning their back on live sport as a magnet for attracting customers and darkening their...

  7. July 25, 2014

    BSkyB: channel stuffing

    It is distracting trying to focus on three screens – ask any City trader. BSkyB feels the same way. It said on Friday that...

  8. July 25, 2014

    BSkyB to pay up to £7.4bn to acquire European sister companies

    BSkyB has opened the way to the biggest transformation in its 25-year history, agreeing to pay up to £7.4bn to acquire its...

  9. July 23, 2014

    BSkyB nears deal to create ‘Sky Europe’

    BSkyB is poised to confirm its European expansion on Friday by announcing a deal to acquire its sister companies in Germany...

  10. July 23, 2014

    TalkTalk boosted by family film watchers

    The popularity of family films such as Disney’s Frozen helped boost pay-television subscribers at TalkTalk, the low cost...

  11. July 21, 2014

    Tesco’s shareholders must wait to feel the love

    Dave Lewis, architect of Dove’s “love your body” ad campaign and president of personal care at Unilever, may be just the man...

  12. July 21, 2014

    Tesco rivals hit by Clarke departure

    The sudden departure on Monday of Tesco’s chief executive, Philip Clarke, put shares in rival supermarket chains in a spin....

  13. July 21, 2014

    BSkyB takes majority stake in ‘Bake Off’ producer

    Not content with having acquired the rights to screen live Test cricket, the UK’s biggest pay-TV provider has bought another...

  14. July 17, 2014

    US media buzz reaches Europe

    Like hit TV shows, media mergers are not guaranteed to reverberate on both sides of the Atlantic. But the latest noises in...

  15. July 17, 2014

    UK media lifted by M&A upsurge

    Merger speculation lifted much of the UK media sector after US group Liberty Global bought a stake in commercial television...

  16. July 17, 2014

    Liberty Global: stay tuned

    Congratulations Adam Crozier. When the chief executive of UK broadcaster ITV arrived four years ago, he promised to improve...

  17. July 17, 2014

    Liberty Global buys £481m stake in ITV

    Liberty Global has paid £481m for a minority stake in British broadcaster ITV, adding to the prospects of media dealmaking...

  18. July 16, 2014

    Rupert Murdoch stars as last mogul standing

    For some buyers, shedding a brand like CNN to persuade regulators you can have its parent company would feel like a painful...

  19. June 25, 2014

    Murdoch empire has already regained its swagger

    Almost three years since “the most humble day” of Rupert Murdoch’s life, the News Corp chairman may feel he can return to...

  20. June 24, 2014

    Four ways the hacking scandal changed Britain

    The revelation in July 2011 that the News of the World newspaper had accessed voicemail messages from a murdered Surrey...

  21. June 15, 2014

    Sky’s the limit for Irish sport of hurling

    It began in typically hyperbolic BSkyB fashion. “This is more than just sport. It’s a way of life,” presenter Brian Carney...

  22. June 10, 2014

    BSkyB launches European football channel amid battle with BT

    BSkyB launched a fresh offensive for TV and broadband subscribers against rival BT on Tuesday when it announced the launch...

  23. June 9, 2014

    CityFibre raises £30m to expand high-speed network in UK

    CityFibre, the British telecoms infrastructure owner, has signed off a £30m fundraising to expand the reach of its...

  24. May 30, 2014

    BSkyB’s head of content to step down

    The architect of BSkyB’s move into high-quality TV drama is to leave the company, as it seeks to build a stronger...

  25. May 16, 2014

    Saturday afternoon football games blackout ‘may be untenable’

    One set of Premier League games that neither Sky nor BT can broadcast are those at 3pm on Saturdays. Televising those games...

  26. May 16, 2014

    BT vs Sky: who won the football game?

    Another Premier League football season has come to a close following a long and unpredictable title race. Off the field,...

  27. May 12, 2014

    Murdoch pay-TV plan could hinge on Italy

    For years, investors expected Rupert Murdoch to bring together his European pay-TV companies – but not like this. Under...

  28. May 12, 2014

    Sky Deutschland shareholder attacks BSkyB approach

    One of the UK’s best known hedge fund managers has launched a broadside against BSkyB’s attempt to create a united European...

  29. May 12, 2014

    BSkyB: satellite of love

    Anyone who witnessed Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest might conclude that, in entertainment, European integration is a...

  30. May 12, 2014

    Mining stocks buoy Europe’s equity markets

    BSkyB missed a rally on European stock markets on Monday after the UK pay-TV provider confirmed it was in talks about buying...

  31. May 12, 2014

    BSkyB opens talks on uniting European pay-TV arms

    BSkyB has confirmed plans to buy stakes in its European sister companies, raising the prospect of protracted discussions...

  32. May 10, 2014

    Murdoch eyes pan-European Sky combination

    Rupert Murdoch is exploring using his minority stake in BSkyB to combine his Sky-branded businesses in the UK, Italy and...

  33. May 8, 2014

    BT lifts dividend after sports TV success

    BT has completed a transformational year with a 15 per cent rise in its annual dividend and record revenue growth at its...

  34. May 1, 2014

    Earnings help lift London stocks

    The FTSE 100 was the only major European equities index open this May Day in Europe and it made modest gains, led by shares...

  35. May 1, 2014

    Sky points to customer growth to reassure investors

    British Sky Broadcasting has heralded a surge in television customers as it seeks to reassure investors about the potential...

  36. April 30, 2014

    BT to keep up pressure on BSkyB

    BT will maintain pressure on rival BSkyB by offering free sports coverage to its broadband customers for another year,...

  37. April 30, 2014

    Virgin Media eyes sale of non-cable UK broadband arm

    Virgin Media is lining up the sale of its non-cable broadband business in the UK as the telecoms-to-TV group aims to...

  38. April 29, 2014

    BSkyB TV subscriptions hit as rivals step up investing – analysts

    The number of BSkyB television subscribers has fallen for the first time in more than a decade, according to bearish...

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