LONDON — Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB, for more than two decades the U.K.'s dominant provider of pay TV, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014 but is only now facing serious competitive threats. After…
LONDON — Scotland Yard has made the U.K. newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. a "suspect" in its investigation into alleged phone-hacking and bribery, according to U.K. press reports. The…
BSkyB has banked on soccer to draw subscribers almost since its inception, maintaining a stranglehold on Premier League matches by virtue of its willingness to pay ever-increasing sums for rights.
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LONDON News Corp.'s U.K. paybox BSkyB is buying the British broadband business of Spain's Telefonica in a $300 million deal. The agreement will make the satcaster Blighty's second biggest broadband…
LONDON — ESPN has sold its U.K. and Ireland TV channels business to telecom giant British Telecom in a deal understood to be worth in the "low-to-mid tens of millions" of dollars. BT will continue to…
LONDON — U.K. telecom giant British Telecom has acquired ESPN’s U.K. and Ireland TV channels business in a deal understood to be worth in the “low tens of millions” of pounds. BT will continue to air…
ESPN has sold its U.K. and Ireland TV channels business to telecom giant British Telecom in a deal understood to be worth in the "low-to-mid tens of millions" of dollars.
Disney is "exploring an exit" from the British TV sports market after ESPN lost several big broadcast deals including live Premier League soccer.