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    1. November 19, 2014

      Funds oppose James Murdoch’s re-election at Sky

      A group of institutional investors has called for shareholders to vote against James Murdoch’s re-election to the board of...

    2. November 13, 2014

      BSkyB plans TV launches after European tie-up

      BSkyB has promised to launch new television services, after completing the acquisition of its sister companies Sky Italia...

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    1. November 5, 2014

      BSkyB forced to offer sports coverage to BT’s YouView

      BSkyB will have to offer its main sports channels to customers of BT’s YouView platform, after the pay-television group lost...

    2. November 4, 2014

      Vodafone to offer Sky channels to mobile customers

      Vodafone has struck a deal to offer BSkyB’s NowTV services to its mobile customers, in the latest sign of a strengthening...

    3. November 3, 2014

      RTL invests $127m in YouTube network StyleHaul

      European broadcasting group RTL is to invest a further $127m in YouTube network StyleHaul, in the latest sign that...

    4. October 29, 2014

      BSkyB buys stake in YouTube network Whistle Sports

      BSkyB has become the latest traditional media group to invest in a YouTube video network with the acquisition of a $7m stake...

    5. October 29, 2014

      Next: weather-beaten Wolfson

      The Bank of England has been quizzing insurers on how climate change affects them. It should have asked Next instead. Here,...

    6. October 16, 2014

      BSkyB: switching channels

      In the digital world, decisions are yes or no. Things are on or off. Good first-quarter results from BSkyB on Thursday show...

    7. October 16, 2014

      When shares fall off a cliff, deal-doers are left running on thin air

      All battle plans evaporate on contact with the enemy, which for City deal-doers is a slumping equities market. A 10 per cent...

    8. October 16, 2014

      BSkyB profits beat market forecasts

      BSkyB reported stronger than expected growth in both profit and customer demand in the three months to the end of September...

    9. October 13, 2014

      Broadcasters propose Ukip’s Farage join TV election debate

      Nigel Farage would take part in one pre-election television debate with the leaders of Britain’s three main parties under...

    10. October 8, 2014

      ITV: no news, good news?

      Five years ago ITV , the UK broadcaster, was the lead in a tragic story of large debts and little profits, with a market...

    11. October 3, 2014

      Shine exit sets scene for Elisabeth Murdoch’s next act

      There was no fanfare or public acknowledgment when it emerged this week that Elisabeth Murdoch would be leaving Shine, the...

    12. October 2, 2014

      Ofcom chief Ed Richards to stand down

      Ed Richards is to step down as the head of communications regulator Ofcom after eight years adjudicating disputes between...

    13. September 30, 2014

      Virgin Media complains to Ofcom about Premier League TV rights

      Virgin Media has called for a competition inquiry into the cost of Premier League football, months before a rights auction...

    14. September 30, 2014

      Netflix in deal with BT-backed YouView

      Netflix is to sign a deal with UK telecoms groups, including BT and TalkTalk, to make its television shows and films...

    15. September 28, 2014

      Former BSkyB executive to lead merged TV production group

      The world’s largest independent television production group, formed by the three-way merger of Endemol, Shine and Core...

    16. September 19, 2014

      Wall-to-wall coverage lined up for golf’s ‘world cup’

      Television coverage of the Ryder Cup used to be a sedate affair lacking breadth, urgency and razzmatazz. When the BBC was...

    17. September 17, 2014

      Sky Deutschland boards advise against BSkyB bid

      Sky Deutschland has advised its investors not to sell their shares to sister pay-TV operator BSkyB as part of the latter’s...

    18. September 8, 2014

      ITV makes case for retransmission windfall

      ITV has intensified its calls for BSkyB and Virgin Media to pay millions of pounds to carry its channels, saying that this...

    19. September 4, 2014

      TalkTalk: mass appeal

      Talk is cheap, but content costs. This is the new mantra for UK telecoms companies. While BT Group and BSkyB want to offer...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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....

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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