UK-based pay-TV operator BSkyB has enforced its weight in Sky Deutschland’s supervisory board following BSkyB’s recent takeover of the majority interest in the German pay-TV broadcaster.
Ofcom has launched an inquiry into whether the sale of live UK audio-visual media rights to Premier League matches is in breach of UK or European Competition law.
The recent ownership changes at Sky Deutschland will be reflected by changes in the German pay-TV broadcaster’s supervisory board.
UK-based pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB has purchased further shares in sister company Sky Deutschland following the completion of its voluntary takeover offer.
BSkyB has hit out at ITV over its silence regarding its call for the UK’s pay-TV platforms to start paying fees to the UK’s Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) for the right to carry their main channels.
UK pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB has ended up with a 87.45% stake in Sky Deutschland following the closure of the take-over offer made to the German pay-TV company’s minority shareholders.
BSkyB has invested $7 million (€5.5 million) in the sport-focused cross-platform network Whistle Sports.
BSkyB has confirmed it has secured 69% of Sky Deutschland. It is part of the £5 billion agreement to create a European pay-TV giant that would also include Sky Italia.
BSkyB’s connected TV platform is now available in over six million homes.
BSkyB has been given approval for its acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland.