BSkyB in quest to fill finance posts

Media heavyweight BSkyB is recruiting for 50 finance jobs at its new Watermark building on the Alba campus in Livingston.

Hunt to approve BSkyB purchase

CITY analysts expect Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to announce as early as Tuesday his decision to wave through News Corporation's bid to take over the 61 per cent of BSkyB it doesn't yet own.

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Sky's the limit for 'bright sparks' in search of a job

ENTERTAINMENT and communications company Sky is to bring 100 new permanent jobs to the Lothians.

News Corp must pay extra £3bn for BSkyB says Fidelity

A BIG institutional investor has demanded that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation pays an extra £3 billion to take full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

Q and A: BSkyB takeover

Q. Why is Rupert Murdoch so keen to get complete control of BSkyB?

Sam Hart: Murdoch has had to follow strict rules

THIS deal, in reality, will make very little difference to the market as far as people will see it, but because Rupert Murdoch is involved it will always be controversial.

Government whitewash row over backing for Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB deal

RUPERT Murdoch's controversial takeover of BSkyB has moved a step closer, after the government backed plans to spin off Sky News as part of any deal.

Murdoch's BSkyB takeover boosted by Hunt approval for Sky News plans

THE controversial takeover of BSkyB by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation moved a step closer today after the Government backed proposals from the media giant to spin off Sky News as a condition of any deal.

Martin Flanagan: Sky's the limit now as Hunt gives takeover green light

AS EXPECTED, Rupert Murdoch has offered to spin off Sky News to hopefully win the bigger prize of BSkyB. And also as expected, the sprat to catch a mackerel has won the approval of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Murdoch's screen test: The media mogul may have got his way with News Corp's takeover of BSkyB, but at what cost?

JEREMY Hunt's heart was racing as he told his advisers to send out word that he was prepared to strike a deal with media mogul Rupert Murdoch. The Culture Secretary knew his face would be splashed across the television and newspapers as his decision to allow Murdoch to mop up shares in BSkyB would allow him to build an empire whose income would dwarf any other media organisation in the country, including the BBC.

Rupert Murdoch to sell Sky News in bid to win approval for BSkyB takeover

RUPERT Murdoch's News Corporation was last night close to agreeing the sale of Sky News to allay concerns about the media mogul's takeover bid for the remaining stake he does not own in BSkyB.

Andy Gray and Richard Keys to return with talkSPORT radio show

FORMER Sky Sports presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys, who were recently embroiled in a storm of controversy over sexist comments which cost them their jobs, have been signed up by talkSPORT.

Anna Burnside: Rupert Murdoch faces the moment of truth

HE IS a continent-straddling media baron with interests that range from the News of the World and Fox News to Asia's Star satellite channel. Acknowledged as one of the world's most powerful men, he has his finger in more pies than Greggs the baker, and, at the moment, 79-year-old Rupert Murdoch seems to be making the news as well as selling it.

'Men never grow up' - sexism row pundit's wife helps out in defence

The wife of former TV presenter Richard Keys, who resigned over the Sky Sports sexism row, has defended her husband saying men "never grow up".

Sky high profits add to pressure on Murdoch's News Corp to raise bid

Pressure mounted yesterday on Rupert Murdoch to raise his offer to secure control of BSkyB as the satellite broadcaster delivered an "outstanding" first-half performance.

Sexism row claims another scalp as Richard Keys quits

Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys joined his former colleague Andy Gray last night in losing his job over the football sexism row.

Analysis: 'You have to expect these types of remarks'

I think it's quite harsh to sack Andy Gray - at times people take these kinds of comments too seriously. He did a really good job as a commentator at Sky Sports and they're going to find it hard to replace him.

Analysis: Sky had no option but to make an example

ESPECIALLY in a male dominated role, as Sian Massey's is, it would be important to Sky that these remarks have not been allowed to pass without an example being made, particularly as Sky is a broadcaster and Andy Gray is in the public eye and in a trusted position.

Twitter: What the fans had to say about Gray's dismissal

Tweets and message board comments on Andy Gray:

Conspiracy theory as Sky sacks Andy Gray

SKY Sports last night refused to comment on claims that Andy Gray was ousted from his job because of his legal battle with Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper the News of the World.

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