Wall Street Journal  Jul 21  Comment 
Satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting has bought a majority stake in the television production company behind shows such as the Great British Bake-off and Great British Sewing Bee for an undisclosed sum.
Reuters  May 9  Comment 
British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc is trying to gain control of Sky Deutschland AG and Sky Italia through a deal valued at 10 billion euros ($13.76 billion), Bloomberg reported...
newratings.com  May 1  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (BSY.L, BSYBY.PK) reported profit before tax of 793 million pounds for the nine months ended 31 March 2014, compared to 966 million pounds, previous year. Profit for the period decreased to 623...
Wall Street Journal  May 1  Comment 
British Sky Broadcasting Group reported a fall in profit as costs for technology and television soccer rights dented earnings, but demand for new products pushed up revenue.
TheStreet.com  Apr 16  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc are up 2.53% to $60.46 after it was reported that the entertainment and communications provider joined with Discovery to bid on the U.K.'s Channel 5 TV station, according to...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 7  Comment 
BT Group has poached a former British Sky Broadcasting Group executive to head its fast-growing television and sports businesses, as the rivals battle for subscribers.
Wall Street Journal  Feb 17  Comment 
BT Group scored a small win in its fight with British Sky Broadcasting Group over carriage and pricing of premium sports programming, as a senior court ordered a competition tribunal to re-examine the dispute.
SeekingAlpha  Jan 31  Comment 
British Sky Broadcasting Group (OTCPK:BSYBF) H1 2014 Earnings Call January 30, 2014 4:00 am ET Executives Jeremy Darroch - Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Andrew Griffith - Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director of...
SeekingAlpha  Jan 30  Comment 
British Sky Broadcasting Group (OTCPK:BSYBF) H1 2014 Earnings Call January 30, 2014 10:00 am ET Executives Jeremy Darroch - Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Andrew Griffith - Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director...
DailyFinance  Jan 30  Comment 
MIDDLESEX, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 01/30/14 -- BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC Unaudited results for the six months ended 31 December 2013 Adjusted results(1) Statutory...


British Sky Broadcasting Group, better known as BSkyB, plays an important role in the British TV and radio landscape. BSkyB has an expanding niche market - satellite broadcasting of TV programs through paying channels. It is one of the main suppliers of this market. BSkyB brings entertainment, information and sport through mass program distribution. The Group particularly focuses on interactivity, allowing viewers to access a wide range of recent and original programs, for example new films on Sky One and Sky Movies. For sport, BSkyB has bought the broadcasting rights to football and rugby matches in Scotland and England, the two sports that bring in the largest number of viewers. The Sky Sport division also broadcasts golf tournaments, basketball, tennis, ice hockey and boxing and athletics. The Group estimates that its channels are watched in million homes in the UK and Ireland. 8 million people subscribe to its digital service. With the acquisition at the end of 2005 of the company Easynet, Internet access provider and fibre optic network operator, BskyB is now in a position to diversify its services by offering VoIP telephony, video on demand, and of course Internet based TV channels. In November 2006, BSY purchased 17.9% of ITV, one of the UK's largest commercial broadcasters.

The company is 39-percent owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. In the financial year 2007, revenues breakdown is as follows: retail subscription 74.8% wholesale subscription 4.6% advertising 7.7% installation & hardware 4.7% others 8.2%.

Ownership of the company is as follows: News UK Nominees Limited (a subsidiary of News Corporation) 39.14% Templeton Global Advisors Limited 5.89% Brandes Investment Partners L.P. 3.12% The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 3.10% Janus Capital Management LLC 3.07% other public and institutional shareholders 45.68%.


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