James Murdoch, the embattled chairman of U.K. satcaster BSkyB, has stepped down.
LONDON -- The uber competitive BSkyB is to launch its own on-demand service as it attempts to head off competition from Netflix and impending U.K. smart TV service YouView.
News Corp.'s Chase Carey, seasoned vet though he is, says he had to gulp at the latest price tag attached to football rights.
The U.K. paybox BSkyB is a world-class player, hugely profitable and, without question, Blighty's dominant commercial broadcaster.
U.K. paybox BSkyB is setting sail with a big-budget version of "Sinbad," made with local shingle Impossible Pictures and BBC Worldwide, which will distribute the 13-part series.
BSkyB sports topper Vic Wakeling, who has ensured the paybox's dominance of live U.K. soccer for 15 years, is retiring at the end of June.
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