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 […]
Sky News has announced that it is in talks with an Abu Dhabi-based private investor to launch a new 24/7 Arabic language satellite news channel.
The contribution of BBC Research & Development towards DVB-T2 has been recognised by the Royal Television Society in its annual Innovation Awards.