1. GBp

    880.50

    Today's change

    11.00 / +1.27%

    1 year change

    +6.53%

    As of Jul 11 2014 16:35 BST. Data delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. May 12, 2014

    BSkyB: satellite of love

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

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. April 16, 2014

    Ofcom to review Sky’s sports dominance

    Ofcom is to review whether BSkyB should have to wholesale its key sports channels to its rivals, in a move that could...

  20. April 15, 2014

    TalkTalk and Sky plan to build own fibre network

    TalkTalk and Sky will build their own “ultra” high-speed fibre broadband network for the first time together in York in a...

  21. April 10, 2014

    Sky Italia pushes beyond satellite focus with Telecom Italia deal

    Sky Italia has agreed to sell its sports and entertainment channels through Italy’s biggest broadband supplier, Telecom...

  22. April 9, 2014

    British business: The Schroders network

    The Schroders links For Nick Ferguson, it was more than just another night at his club. When the BSkyB chairman gathered...

  23. April 3, 2014

    Sky falls as BT tipped for football rights

    Hopes of a BSkyB buy-out hit a wall as concerns switched back to football rights inflation. Sky has been buoyed this year by...

  24. April 3, 2014

    Channel 5 bidders question broadcaster’s valuation

    A war of words has broken out over the valuation of Channel 5, ahead of this month’s deadline for second-round bids for the...

  25. March 27, 2014

    BSkyB lifted by merger theories

    Rupert Murdoch’s succession planning has given fresh life to BSkyB merger theories. Sky climbed 1.5 per cent to 930p on...

  26. March 26, 2014

    BT loses architect of pay-TV battle with Sky

    The BT executive leading an aggressive drive into pay-TV to challenge arch-rival Sky is to leave the British telecoms group....

  27. March 3, 2014

    Rebekah Brooks says NotW shutdown considered in June 2011

    Rebekah Brooks and other executives considered “the shutdown option” of closing the News of the World newspaper in June 2011...

  28. February 28, 2014

    US cable groups join bidding for Channel 5

    A trio of US cable network owners have entered the race to buy Channel 5, the UK television broadcaster owned by media baron...

  29. February 28, 2014

    BT wants end of ‘subsidies’ to rivals for access to its network

    BT wants to charge its main rivals more for access to its national network, arguing that they have profited enough from...

  30. February 27, 2014

    Virgin Media in broadband fightback

    Virgin Media will offer twice the broadband speed of any other retail provider in the UK, as it seeks to revitalise its...

  31. February 21, 2014

    Discovery in talks with BSkyB over joint Channel 5 bid

    The John Malone-backed Discovery Communications is in talks with BSkyB over joining a bid for Channel 5, which is being sold...

  32. February 17, 2014

    BT trumps BSkyB in pay-TV court case

    BT has won a court victory over BSkyB in a move that could make it easier for the telecoms group to gain access to its...

  33. February 5, 2014

    Sky television at 25: Five key moments

    “It’s a wing and a prayer,” Rupert Murdoch reportedly said on February 5 1989, when Sky Television went live in the UK. In...

  34. January 30, 2014

    UK earnings season opens with a fumbled fanfare

    Americans have a sense of occasion. But while they have expanded St Patrick’s day from a national to an international event,...

  35. January 30, 2014

    BSkyB reports rise in sales despite ‘noisy’ competition

    BSkyB has tried to shrug off the “noisy” competition from its rival BT, claiming that high-tech products and high-end drama...

  36. January 29, 2014

    ITV to launch pay-TV drama channel

    ITV has made a big push into pay TV, with the creation of a drama channel that will only be available to Sky subscribers....

  37. January 26, 2014

    Change of channel in the air for BSkyB

    Investors in BSkyB are at an impasse. Britain’s biggest pay-TV operator is delivering solid performance, with sales growing...

  38. January 16, 2014

    Sky retreats amid football auction talk

    Heard the one about Rupert Murdoch folding his European broadcast businesses into BSkyB? Well, forget it. For the moment,...

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