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UK pay-TV broadcaster. News International has operational control despite owning just over a third of the shares. Lost a court battle and reduced its stake in ITN from 17.9% to 7.5% in Feb 2010.

The information on this page is definitely incomplete. BSkyB is not yet a research priority. If you want to make it one, the best way is to offer to help...

What does BSkyB do?

Eventually we'll develop a full list of publications, radio and TV channels and websites directly run by BSkyB. Follow the link below to see those we've documented so far.

* BSkyB titles, channels, etc

BSkyB website

What does BSkyB have to say for itself? Visit its corporate website - the one with real information for money people, not the one for punters - linked below.

* Sky corporate

Who owns BSkyB?
What else does it have a stake in?

Below is information gathered up to 2014-08-19 on shareholdings in and by this media owner.

Known media shareholdings - click ? to email the informant
2006_11: _NI held a 39% stake in _BSkyB [source? 2
2006_11: _BSkyB held a 7.5% stake in _ITV [source? 3

More on this owner
(from journalists' points of view)

These are selected pieces about this media owner. At present most come from the NUJ's London Freelance Branch newsletter the Freelance, because it already has an extensive online archive.

Year_mo Title Source
2012_04 Judicial Rewiew for Jason (and the BBC and ITN and...) [Freelance]
2011_08 Sky's limit small demo amid the ruckus [Freelance]
2011_05 Imminent NUJ demo over Sky sale 30/06/11 [Freelance]
2011_04 Sky's limit Hunt pressed to recant [Freelance]
2011_03 Illiquid Sky consultation closes 21/03/11 [Freelance]
2011_02 Who'll touch the Sky? update on Murdoch's purchase plan [Freelance]
2011_01 Sky's limit new petition: Jeremy Hunt not impartial... [Freelance]
2010_12 The Sky's limit [Freelance]
2010_08 Stop the Murdochs at Sky [Freelance]

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