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newratings.com  Oct 20  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - British entertainment and communications provider British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc.(BSYBY.PK, BSY.L) said Monday that it would own at least 68.79% of Sky Deutschland (SKDTF.PK, SKDTY.PK) after a number of the German...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 16  Comment 
By SA Transcripts: British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (OTCPK:BSYBF) Q1 2015 Results Earnings Conference Call October 16, 2014, 10:00 AM ET Executives Jeremy Darroch - CEO Andrew Griffith - CFO Analysts James Dix - Wedbush...
Benzinga  Oct 16  Comment 
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (OTC: BSYBY) reported a gain in its profit for the three months ended Sept. 30. Its operating profit before exceptional items jumped 11% to GBP316 million, while net profit surged to GBP233 million versus...
TechCrunch  Sep 30  Comment 
 Earlier this month, Sharethrough announced its European expansion, and it jumpstarted those efforts by acquiring London-based competitor VAN. Now it looks like the company will also be getting help from one of the region’s big media companies...
newratings.com  Sep 17  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland AG (SKDTF.PK, SKDTY.PK) issued a joint statement on the offer from Sky German Holdings GmbH, an indirect subsidiary of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc(BSY.L,...
newratings.com  Sep 12  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - The European Union on Thursday approved British entertainment and communications provider British Sky Broadcasting Group plc's (BSYBY.PK, BSY.L) proposed acquisition of pay-TV companies Sky Deutschland AG (SKDTF.PK,...
newratings.com  Sep 10  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - England-based British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (BSY.L) Wednesday said it priced 3.25 billion pounds worth of Euro and US dollar denominated bonds, proceeds from which will be used for acquiring Sky Italia and a stake in Sky...
newratings.com  Jul 28  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, known as BskyB, (BSYBY.PK, BSY.L) Monday said it has invested nearly $400,000 equity in California-based technology company Jaunt, which specializes in video capture and display. ...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 25  Comment 
British Sky Broadcasting Group (OTCPK:BSYBF) Q4 2014 Earnings Call July 25, 2014 10:00 am ET Executives Jeremy Darroch - Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Andrew Griffith - Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director of...
Wall Street Journal  Jul 25  Comment 
British Sky Broadcasting Group said it agreed to buy all of Sky Italia and most of Sky Deutschland from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, for more than $9 billion.




 
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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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