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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. FT Data

    January 31, 2014

    Sky vs BT: the audience battle

    By Henry Mance BSkyB and BT have both committed billions of pounds to sports rights over the past two years – as they seek...

  6. 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...

  7. November 20, 2013

    Sky puts pressure on BT to sign wholesale football rights deal

    Sky has raised the pressure on BT to agree a wholesale deal for sports coverage, pledging to make its channels available on...

  8. July 26, 2013

    BSkyB shrugs off threat from BT’s launch of sports channels

    British Sky Broadcasting shrugged off the mounting threat posed by BT in televised sport on Friday, as robust annual results...

  9. June 28, 2013

    The Pursuits Interview: Jeremy Darroch and David Brailsford

    In 1982, when Mandy Jones became world champion, life for Britain’s top cyclists was rather different. Jones spent much of...

  10. May 2, 2013

    BSkyB takes first advantage in battle for phone and TV customers

    BSkyB has revealed strong growth in subscription numbers in the third quarter, ahead of the relaunch of a rival TV service...

  11. March 1, 2013

    BSkyB buys Telefónica’s UK broadband arm

    British Sky Broadcasting is to acquire Telefónica UK’s broadband business for £180m, less than a month after rival Virgin...

  12. January 31, 2013

    BSkyB to roll out targeted advert service

    British Sky Broadcasting is to launch internet-style advertising on live TV this summer, allowing smaller local businesses...

  13. November 1, 2012

    James Murdoch survives vote at BSkyB

    James Murdoch breezed through a potentially tempestuous annual meeting at British Sky Broadcasting, drawing a line under the...

  14. September 25, 2012

    BSkyB chief’s pay packet exceeds £7m

    Jeremy Darroch, chief executive of BSkyB, received total pay and benefits worth more than £7m in the financial year to the...

  15. September 20, 2012

    Sky clear but clouds remain for Murdochs

    An Ofcom verdict has left British Sky Broadcasting free to explore pastures new in UK broadcasting but planted landmines...

  16. July 26, 2012

    BSkyB shines, but shares still in shadow

    Even if Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France triumph (mentioned twice in the results statement) had not taken place, BSkyB would...

  17. July 26, 2012

    BSkyB suffers slowdown in revenue growth

    British Sky Broadcasting suffered a slowdown in revenue growth in the year to the end of June, reflecting slowing customer...

  18. June 15, 2012

    BSkyB pays high price for BT challenge

    At BSkyB headquarters in west London, a call was received last Friday that horrified senior executives – the Premier League...

  19. May 4, 2012

    BSkyB distances itself from News Corp

    British Sky Broadcasting has moved to distance itself from News Corp, its biggest shareholder, ahead of Ofcom’s decision...

  20. May 2, 2012

    BSkyB results a ‘mixed bag’

    British Sky Broadcasting on Wednesday reported a jump in the number of subscribers to its broadband, pay-television and...

  21. May 2, 2012

    Ofcom must rise above hate storm on BSkyB

    In one respect it would be desirable for Ofcom to rule unconditionally that British Sky Broadcasting is fit and proper to...

  22. May 2, 2012

    US senators raise heat on Murdoch

    Two Democratic senators have turned up the political pressure on News Corp, reviving questions about whether a scandal at...

  23. May 2, 2012

    InterContinental lifted by payout hopes

    Cash return hopes lifted InterContinental Hotels to a five-year high in a falling London market on Wednesday. The hotelier...

  24. March 19, 2012

    Sky pulled news story on F1 shares

    The chief executive of British Sky Broadcasting ordered a news story to be removed from the Sky News website after an...

  25. January 31, 2012

    BSkyB joins battle for internet TV subscribers

    British Sky Broadcasting has stepped up its battle against the Lovefilm and Netflix online movie providers with the launch...

  26. October 28, 2011

    BSkyB chief awarded £2.2m bonus

    Jeremy Darroch, the chief executive of BSkyB, was awarded a £2.2m retention bonus in shares during News Corp’s failed £8bn...

  27. October 19, 2011

    BSkyB squeezes more out of subscribers

    British Sky Broadcasting has increased its reliance on existing customers over the past three months as the pay-TV group...

  28. July 29, 2011

    True value of BSkyB under scrutiny

    British Sky Broadcasting’s full-year results on Friday underlined the massive value that News Corp missed out on when...

  29. July 29, 2011

    BSkyB in £750m share buy-back

    British Sky Broadcasting is to return £750m to shareholders in a share buy-back after the collapse of News Corp’s bid to...

  30. July 22, 2011

    Murdoch sidesteps investor pressure

    James Murdoch has brushed off rising pressure on him to step down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting amid growing...

  31. July 14, 2011

    Darroch does multi-tasking

    It was a busy day for BSkyB chief Jeremy Darroch on Wednesday. As a Marks and Spencer director, he attended the retailer’s...

  32. July 13, 2011

    BSkyB investors no longer part of drama

    Investors in British Sky Broadcasting are looking forward to a period of calm after News Corp withdrew its proposed bid on...

  33. July 13, 2011

    Darth Vader witnesses empire U-turn

    At about 11am on Wednesday in London, David Cameron and Ed Miliband were preparing for their adversarial roles in Prime...

  34. June 30, 2011

    LSE bankers’ stock falls

    Lost fees have become a reality for London Stock Exchange advisers now that the group has called off its merger with TMX....

  35. May 15, 2011

    Finance directors step on to centre stage

    It has been a season to put a spring in the step of finance directors. Within a couple of months earlier this year, no fewer...

  36. April 28, 2011

    Sale drama has investors on edge of seats

    British Sky Broadcasting produced plenty of detail in its third-quarter earnings statement on Thursday. But there’s only one...

  37. April 28, 2011

    HD adoption to lift BSkyB cash flow

    British Sky Broadcasting reported a strong performance for its third quarter, likely to be the last results before its board...

  38. April 19, 2011

    Cameron warned on copyright reform

    The chief executives of British Sky Broadcasting and ITV have joined forces to urge David Cameron not to make changes to...

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