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.
TheStreet.com  Jul 24  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of British Sky Broadcasting GroupĀ  are up 0.92% to $63.40 as Britain's pay-TV group will tomorrow announce its multi-billion euro deal to buy Rupert Murdoch's assets in Italy and Germany, which will create a...
Wall Street Journal  Jul 24  Comment 
The pay-television giant British Sky Broadcasting Group faces various headwinds as it prepares to report results, but it still hopes to counter them with a deal to buy all of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia.
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...


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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