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Murdoch 'Not Fit' to Lead News Corp: UK Lawmakers

Committee's decision could force Murdoch to sell off BSkyB stake

(Newser) - A group of British lawmakers has concluded that Rupert Murdoch is not fit to lead his own media empire: Parliament's Culture, Media, and Sport Committee released a report the AP calls "scathing," accusing Murdoch of misleading Parliament about the extent of the phone hacking scandal at his... More »

James Murdoch Stepping Down From BSkyB

Sky News reports that resignation will be confirmed today

(Newser) - Media exec James Murdoch, under pressure over his role in Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal , is stepping down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting, the Sky News channel reported today. Sky, the news channel of BSkyB, said his resignation would be confirmed later today after an unscheduled board meeting.... More »

BSkyB Votes to Keep James Murdoch

He's reelected by huge margin despite hacking scandal

(Newser) - Looks like the News of the World phone hacking scandal won't cost James Murdoch his spot as chairman of BSkyB. Murdoch sailed through a shareholder vote today, with 81.24% supporting him and 18.76% opposing, the AP reports. "He runs an excellent board," Deputy chairman Nicholas... More »

James Murdoch to Stay BSkyB Chairman

Position seen in jeopardy after phone-hacking testimony questioned

(Newser) - James Murdoch will keep his job as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting thanks to a unanimous decision by the company’s board, an insider tells Bloomberg . His position had been questioned after former executives rejected parts of his testimony before Parliament on the phone hacking scandal. “The role of... More »

Cameron: OK, I Shouldn't Have Hired Coulson

He ducks questions, meanwhile, on BSkyB

(Newser) - David Cameron gave a defiant speech before parliament today, in which he offered a kinda-sorta mea culpa for hiring ex-News of the World executive Andy Coulson. “With 20-20 hindsight and all that has followed, I would not have offered him the job and I expect that he wouldn't... More »

News Corp Drops BSkyB Bid

COO says it's 'too difficult to progress in this climate'

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch's empire won't be expanding anytime soon: News Corp has announced it will abandon its bid to take full control of British Sky Broadcasting. President and COO Chase Carey cited the current "climate" as the reason for the scuttled deal. The Wall Street Journal has his... More »

Brits OK Murdoch Mega TV Deal

News Corp to buy BSkyB, spin off Sky News

(Newser) - The British government has given the green light to Rupert Murdoch's biggest deal in the nation for decades. Murdoch's News Corp will be allowed to increase its stake in pay-TV giant British Sky Broadcasting from 39.1% to 100%, on the condition that it spin off its Sky News subsidiary... More »

Murdoch Trying to Buy Sky TV

British pay channel turns down bid for 61% share

(Newser) - News Corp is in hot pursuit of British Sky Broadcasting, offering it $11.5 billion for the 61% of the British pay channel it doesn’t already own, according to the company’s own Wall Street Journal . That 700 pence-per-share offer was an improvement on the 675 pence-per-share reported last... More »

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