The 73 top operators collectively accounted for 93% of Western Europe’s pay TV subscribers by end-2015.
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 has been given approval for its acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland.
The management board and supervisory board of German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland have recommended its shareholders not to accept the offer by UK sister company BSkyB to acquire their stakes.