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# bskyb - Thursday 26 July, 2012

New Sky services to create 900 Irish jobs

Sky will launch its phone and broadband services later this year with plans to open a customer care centre in Dublin.

# bskyb - Monday 11 June, 2012

Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun

The former British Prime Minister kicked off a week of senior political witnesses at the inquiry into British media ethics which also heard from current Chancellor George Osborne.

# bskyb - Monday 21 May, 2012

Investigation launched into donations for British culture secretary

The British parliament’s commissioner for standards has opened an inquiry into allegations Jeremy Hunt failed to register donations from media companies.

# bskyb - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Confirmed: James Murdoch resigns as BSkyB chairman

However, he remains on the board as a non-executive director of the company, stating he has behaved “ethically at all times”.

# bskyb - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

From The42 Al-Jazeera to compete for Sky's Premier League rights - report Under Threat

Al-Jazeera to compete for Sky's Premier League rights - report

The broadcaster is danger of losing their rights to show top flight English football according to the league’s chief executive.

# bskyb - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

From The42 Fergie is the Beeb's new best friend, thinks TV companies have too much power Cash Money

Fergie is the Beeb's new best friend, thinks TV companies have too much power

The Manchester United boss feels that Sky and ESPN are “God” when it comes to the Premier League schedule.

# bskyb - Friday 29 July, 2011

From The42 F1 bosses cautious as Sky snap up race rights Move Over Auntie

F1 bosses cautious as Sky snap up race rights

Blow for the Beeb who will only broadcast half of the races live from next season onwards.

# bskyb - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Rupert Murdoch signs public apology public over phone-hacking

A full-page advert in all of today’s British papers says sorry for the “serious wrongdoing that occurred” at NotW.

# bskyb - Friday 15 July, 2011

Timeline: News of the World hacking scandal

As Rebekah Brooks bows to pressure to resign, take a look back at events leading up to the scandal…

Meet the new CEO of News International... Tom Mockridge

Who is Tom Mockridge? 9 things you probably don’t know about the Sky Italia boss who stepped into Rebekah Brooks’s shoes today.

Under-fire Murdoch insists: "We've handled crisis extremely well"

His comments came as an FBI investigation into alleged attempts to hack the phones of 9/11 victims was confirmed.

# bskyb - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Hacking: Another arrest with calls for US probe and Murdoch to face questions

The phone hacking scandal that has engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has spread to the US.

# bskyb - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB

It follows the controversy surrounding the allegations that newspapers owned by its proprietor Ruper Murdoch were involved in phone-hacking.

# bskyb - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

British government to pressure Murdoch to abandon BSkyB bid

Britain’s Conservative Party has indicated that it will support the opposition in calling for News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch to withdraw his bid “in the public interest”.

# bskyb - Sunday 10 July, 2011

UK Labour leader calls to delay BSkyB takeover

The Liberal Democrats – currently in coalition with the Conservatives – have hinted at supporting the opposition in calls to postpone the proposed takeover.

# bskyb - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Tesco sitting on the fence over NOTW ads as News Corp shares fall

The share price News Corp and BSkyB fall after fears takeover bid will be blocked in response to the NOTW phone hacking allegations.

# bskyb - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Takeover of BSkyB moves closer after UK government approves Sky News 'spin-off'

The controversial takeover of the satellite giant by Rupert Murdoch’s company is now set to go ahead.

# bskyb - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Murdoch to sell Sky News as part of buyout deal

The BBC reports that Media Corp’s Rupert Murdoch is prepared to sell Sky News channel as part of a bigger plan to takeover BSkyB

# bskyb - Thursday 16 September, 2010

No decision on proposed News Corp takeover of BSkyB

The British government has yet to make a decision on whether to allow the full takeover amid monopoly concerns.

# bskyb - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

BSKYB is in talks to launch Sky News in Arabic. The service would compete with Al-Jazareera and would be free-to-air. Media Guardian is reporting that the new service is a 50/50 joint venture between Sky and an Abu-Dhabi based investor.