James Murdoch Re-Appointed to BSkyB Board

Shareholders meet at AGM in Edinburgh, Scotland

LONDON — Shareholders of U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB have voted to reappoint James Murdoch as a board director at the company’s annual general meeting today in Edinburgh, Scotland.

James Murdoch is 21st Century Fox’s deputy chief operating officer, as well as the company’s chairman and CEO of international. He is also chairman of the supervisory board at German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland.

There had been talk in the local press of a shareholder revolt. The trial of former execs from the News of the World newspaper on charges relating to phone hacking is ongoing in London, and prior to the trial there had been criticism of James Murdoch’s handling of the scandal during his time as head of News International, the News Corp division that owned the News of the World.

In the end, there was no revolt, and James Murdoch was re-appointed to the BSkyB board with 96% of the vote.

Chase Carey, prexy and chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox, was also re-elected to the BSkyB board. Carey also sits on the Sky Deutschland supervisory board.

Fox owns a 39% stake in BSkyB.

More TV

  • Morgan Spurlock Sexual Misconduct

    Morgan Spurlock's TNT Series 'Who Rules the World' Halts Production

    LONDON — Shareholders of U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB have voted to reappoint James Murdoch as a board director at the company’s annual general meeting today in Edinburgh, Scotland. James Murdoch is 21st Century Fox’s deputy chief operating officer, as well as the company’s chairman and CEO of international. He is also chairman of the […]

  • George Clooney Matt Charman

    Watergate Series in the Works at Netflix From George Clooney, Matt Charman

    LONDON — Shareholders of U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB have voted to reappoint James Murdoch as a board director at the company’s annual general meeting today in Edinburgh, Scotland. James Murdoch is 21st Century Fox’s deputy chief operating officer, as well as the company’s chairman and CEO of international. He is also chairman of the […]

  • The Chi

    TV News Roundup: Showtime Offers Early Look at Series Premiere of 'The Chi'

    LONDON — Shareholders of U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB have voted to reappoint James Murdoch as a board director at the company’s annual general meeting today in Edinburgh, Scotland. James Murdoch is 21st Century Fox’s deputy chief operating officer, as well as the company’s chairman and CEO of international. He is also chairman of the […]

  • Sam Esmail Remote Controlled Podcast

    Remote Controlled: 'Mr. Robot' Creator Reflects on Season 3, Previews Season 4

    LONDON — Shareholders of U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB have voted to reappoint James Murdoch as a board director at the company’s annual general meeting today in Edinburgh, Scotland. James Murdoch is 21st Century Fox’s deputy chief operating officer, as well as the company’s chairman and CEO of international. He is also chairman of the […]

  • Thomas Ferguson

    Endemol Shine Names Thomas Ferguson VP of Licensing, Partnerships

    LONDON — Shareholders of U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB have voted to reappoint James Murdoch as a board director at the company’s annual general meeting today in Edinburgh, Scotland. James Murdoch is 21st Century Fox’s deputy chief operating officer, as well as the company’s chairman and CEO of international. He is also chairman of the […]

  • Bob Iger Rupert Murdoch

    International Newswire: So Where Does Disney-Fox Pact Leave International?

    LONDON — Shareholders of U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB have voted to reappoint James Murdoch as a board director at the company’s annual general meeting today in Edinburgh, Scotland. James Murdoch is 21st Century Fox’s deputy chief operating officer, as well as the company’s chairman and CEO of international. He is also chairman of the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content