British Sky Broadcasting
Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) (LSE: BSY) is a company
that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television
service in the UK and Ireland. It produces TV
content, and owns several TV channels. It is the
UK's largest pay TV provider. More than a third
of the equity is owned by News Corporation, an
American company chaired by Rupert Murdoch; News
Corporation's precise shareholding fluctuates
due to share options and buy backs and was 39.1%
at May 2009. As of 30 September 2008 it had 9,067,000
direct to home customers in the UK and Ireland.
As of February 2007, it also had 3,294,000 indirect
customers through the cable operator Virgin Media
in the UK, and a further 604,000 indirect cable
customers on UPC Ireland in Ireland. It is listed
on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent
of the FTSE 100 Index.
Murdoch's News International (a wholly owned subsidiary
of News Corporation) currently has a 38% stake
in the company. News Corp also fully owns Sky
Italia, about 78% of New Zealand's SKY Network
Television Limited and b.net of Croatia and Montenegro.
The first CEO of BSkyB was Sam Chisholm, who was
CEO of Sky TV before the merger. Chisholm served
in this position until 1997. He was followed by
Mark Booth who was credited with leading the company
through the introduction of Sky Digital. Tony
Ball was appointed in 1999 and completed the company's
analogue to digital conversion. He is also credited
with returning the company to profit and bringing
subscriber numbers to new heights. In 2003 Ball
announced his resignation and James Murdoch, son
of Rupert Murdoch was announced as his successor.
This appointment caused allegations of nepotism
On 7 December 2007 it was announced that Rupert
Murdoch would be stepping down as BSkyB's Non-Executive
Chairman and would be replaced by his Son, James.
It was also announced that James would be stepping
down as CEO of BSkyB and will be replaced by Jeremy
British Sky Broadcasting Ltd.
Operating company for the Sky pay-television service.
Sky Television Ltd.
The original Sky Television plc, now a holding
Sports Internet Group Ltd.
Sports content and online betting services.
British Interactive Broadcasting Holdings Ltd.
Interactive television services, formerly an alliance
of BSkyB, BT Group, HSBC and Matsushita.
Network infrastructure for Sky Broadband, Easynet
connect, UK Online, and third party corporate
Being both an agency and a media owner, run many
Aura Sports Ltd
Media Sales Agency, sells advertising on the majority
of premiership football club websites, as well
as other major sports.
Aura Play Ltd
Another Media Sales Agency, sells advertising
across a number of websites in the music and entertainment
Nickelodeon UK (and related channels) (40%) (with
MTV Networks Europe)
AETN UK (50%) (with A&E Television Networks)
Comedy Central & Comedy Central Extra (UK)
(25%) (with MTV Networks Europe)
Australian News Channel Pty Limited (33.3%) Operates
Sky News Australia with Seven Network and PBL
MUTV Limited (33.3%)
Chelsea Digital Media (35%) - owner of Chelsea
Attheraces Holdings Limited (47.5%)
ITV plc (17.9%)
Bakrie & Brothers (5%) (Credit:
Vegas Website Sky
Bet website Sky
Poker website Sky
Casino Directory World
Gaming Directory Global
Casino Directory World
Gaming Directory Multi
Currency Casino Travel
Vegas SKY Bet SKY Poker SKY Bingo
Da Vinci Diamonds
Dungeons & Dragons
Monopoly Here & Now
Snakes & Ladders
Book of Ra
Bet, Sky Bingo, Sky Vegas and Sky Poker
betting, virtual racing, Bingo, casino games and
poker are carried out by Bonne Terre Limited (Incorporated
in Alderney, Registration No. 1110) which is licensed
by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).
AGCC is contactable at www.gamblingcontrol.org.
Terre Limited's registered office is:
41 Victoria Street
Terre Limited are owned by British Sky Broadcasting
Group plc (Incorporated in England and Wales,
Registration No. 2247735) (Sky).
Sky's registered office is Grant Way, Isleworth,
Middlesex, TW7 5QD. Sky is listed on the London
Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100
group of leading companies.
Man Australia does not represent British Sky Broadcasting