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    1. December 4, 2014

      Sky Bet a successful accumulator for Darroch, trophy asset builder

      CVC made Jeremy Darroch an offer he could not refuse. The private equity business is purchasing the online gaming arm of Sky...

    2. November 28, 2014

      Telecoms groups seek share of TV limelight

      The pipes are fighting back. For years, making television shows has garnered more attention rather than providing the...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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