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    1. March 18, 2015

      Sky raises prices after Premier League auction

      Sky has made an unseasonal increase to the price of its television packages – just five weeks after agreeing to pay £4.2bn...

    2. March 6, 2015

      TV debates will go ahead, say broadcasters

      The party leaders’ television debates will take place next month even if David Cameron refuses to participate, broadcasters...

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    1. February 10, 2015

      Sky shares fall as costs of Premier League rights rocket

      Sky shares fell as much as 5 per cent in early Wednesday trading after the satellite television group stunned analysts by...

    2. February 10, 2015

      Shankly denialist Sky pays fat price for football rights dominance

      Football is a matter of life and death to Sky, if not to Bill Shankly, who rated it more highly. For all its talk of Arctic...

    3. February 4, 2015

      Game plans in focus ahead of football rights kick-off

      Premier League bidding war On Friday two of Britain’s biggest companies will start the corporate equivalent of a gunfight....

    4. February 4, 2015

      FTSE slips back as resource rally fades

      The FTSE 100 baulked at the prospect of moving further toward its best ever reading on Wednesday, as the relief rally among...

    5. February 4, 2015

      Sky reports highest UK customer growth since 2005

      Sky has heralded its push into “pay-light” television services as it reported the fastest customer growth in the UK and...

    6. December 12, 2014

      Live Premier League matches to hit TV screens on Friday nights

      Live Premier League football is set to invade British homes on Friday nights, as bidding for the rights to show the games...

    7. December 7, 2014

      Ed Richards: Master of a balancing act

      It is a small wonder that Ed Richards has lasted as long as he has as head of Ofcom, one of the UK’s most influential...

    8. December 4, 2014

      Sky cashes in lead stake in gambling unit

      Sky has added £600m in cash to its financial firepower by selling an 80 per cent stake in its Sky Bet gambling business, as...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Sky faces fiercest battle yet for premiership TV rights

      BSkyB paid £38m to broadcast 66 live matches during the first English Premier League season in 1992-93. Today, that amount...

    10. November 28, 2014

      Vodafone: making a splash

      Front and centre of Sky’s UK website: Christmas movies. Front and centre of BT’s website: a selection of broadband, phone...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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