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# jobs fairy
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.
# Leveson
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.
# Inquiry
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.
# Fallout
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”.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# Phone Hacking
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…
# News International
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.
# Hacking
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.
# Hacking
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.
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”.
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.
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.
# Media
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.
# Media
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
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.
# Media
Sky News to launch in Arabic