Sky News and an unnamed adult channel have lost their appeals against plans to move their EPG positions, known as Logical Channel Numbers (LCNs).
Ofcom has launched an investigation into the hacking of an email account by a Sky News reporter investigating the insurance fraudster John Darwin, known as the Canoe Man, and his wife Anne.
Sky News has given a robust defence after The Guardian published a story detailing email hacking by the broadcaster in the 2008 case of insurance fraudster John Darwin.
Sky News has updated its iPad app, at the same time introducing a £4.99 charge for non subscribers to the satellite service.
The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, has tentatively approved proposals put forward by News Corporation as part of its full acquisition of BSkyB. In undertakings published on March 3, 2011, News Corp offered to spin Sky News as a separate company.
Sky News has unveiled its much anticipated app for the iPad, but non-Sky customers will only be able to access the news service for a limited period.
Sky News Arabiya, a 24/7 Arabic language news venture between British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) and Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp (ADMIC), will launch in the second quarter of 2012, according to the Emirates News Agency.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has approved plans to spin-off Sky News as an independent company, should News Corp’s bid to purchase the remaining 61% in BSkyB be accepted. Under the plan, shares in the traded Sky News would be distributed among the existing shareholders in BSkyB, in line with their current shareholdings.
News Corp has told the government that it is prepared to sell Sky News in a bid to reduce the amount of time spent on a review of its proposed takeover of BSkyB.
A Sky News branded channel in the Arabic language is to make its debut in the MENA region following an agreement between Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp (ADMIC), a private investment company owned by HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). The Abu Dhabi-based channel will make its debut in […]