British Sky Broadcasting

British Sky Broadcasting



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British 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.

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Rupert 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 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 from shareholders.

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 Darroch

Direct subsidiaries
British Sky Broadcasting Ltd.
Operating company for the Sky pay-television service.
Sky Television Ltd.
The original Sky Television plc, now a holding company
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.
Easynet Ltd.
Network infrastructure for Sky Broadband, Easynet connect, UK Online, and third party corporate customers.
Being both an agency and a media owner, run many successful sites.
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 sector.
Joint ventures
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 Media
MUTV Limited (33.3%)
Chelsea Digital Media (35%) - owner of Chelsea TV.
Attheraces Holdings Limited (47.5%)
ITV plc (17.9%)
Freeview (25%)
Bakrie & Brothers (5%)
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Bonne 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.

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