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From TheJournal.ie New Sky services to create 900 Irish jobs Jobs Fairy

New Sky services to create 900 Irish jobs

Sky will launch its phone and broadband services later this year with plans to open a customer care centre in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun Leveson

Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun

The former British Prime Minister kicked off a week of senior political witnesses at the inquiry into British media ethics which also heard from current Chancellor George Osborne.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched into donations for British culture secretary Inquiry

Investigation launched into donations for British culture secretary

The British parliament’s commissioner for standards has opened an inquiry into allegations Jeremy Hunt failed to register donations from media companies.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: James Murdoch resigns as BSkyB chairman Fallout

Confirmed: James Murdoch resigns as BSkyB chairman

However, he remains on the board as a non-executive director of the company, stating he has behaved “ethically at all times”.

From The42 Al-Jazeera to compete for Sky's Premier League rights - report Under Threat

Al-Jazeera to compete for Sky's Premier League rights - report

The broadcaster is danger of losing their rights to show top flight English football according to the league’s chief executive.

From The42 Fergie is the Beeb's new best friend, thinks TV companies have too much power Cash Money

Fergie is the Beeb's new best friend, thinks TV companies have too much power

The Manchester United boss feels that Sky and ESPN are “God” when it comes to the Premier League schedule.

From The42 F1 bosses cautious as Sky snap up race rights Move Over Auntie

F1 bosses cautious as Sky snap up race rights

Blow for the Beeb who will only broadcast half of the races live from next season onwards.

From TheJournal.ie Rupert Murdoch signs public apology public over phone-hacking NOTW

Rupert Murdoch signs public apology public over phone-hacking

A full-page advert in all of today’s British papers says sorry for the “serious wrongdoing that occurred” at NotW.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: News of the World hacking scandal Phone Hacking

Timeline: News of the World hacking scandal

As Rebekah Brooks bows to pressure to resign, take a look back at events leading up to the scandal…

From TheJournal.ie Meet the new CEO of News International... Tom Mockridge News International

Meet the new CEO of News International... Tom Mockridge

Who is Tom Mockridge? 9 things you probably don’t know about the Sky Italia boss who stepped into Rebekah Brooks’s shoes today.

From TheJournal.ie Under-fire Murdoch insists: "We've handled crisis extremely well" NOTW

Under-fire Murdoch insists: "We've handled crisis extremely well"

His comments came as an FBI investigation into alleged attempts to hack the phones of 9/11 victims was confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Hacking: Another arrest with calls for US probe and Murdoch to face questions Hacking

Hacking: Another arrest with calls for US probe and Murdoch to face questions

The phone hacking scandal that has engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has spread to the US.

From TheJournal.ie News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB Hacking

News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB

It follows the controversy surrounding the allegations that newspapers owned by its proprietor Ruper Murdoch were involved in phone-hacking.

From TheJournal.ie British government to pressure Murdoch to abandon BSkyB bid BSKYB

British government to pressure Murdoch to abandon BSkyB bid

Britain’s Conservative Party has indicated that it will support the opposition in calling for News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch to withdraw his bid “in the public interest”.

From TheJournal.ie UK Labour leader calls to delay BSkyB takeover BSKYB

UK Labour leader calls to delay BSkyB takeover

The Liberal Democrats – currently in coalition with the Conservatives – have hinted at supporting the opposition in calls to postpone the proposed takeover.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco sitting on the fence over NOTW ads as News Corp shares fall NOTW

Tesco sitting on the fence over NOTW ads as News Corp shares fall

The share price News Corp and BSkyB fall after fears takeover bid will be blocked in response to the NOTW phone hacking allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Takeover of BSkyB moves closer after UK government approves Sky News 'spin-off' Media

Takeover of BSkyB moves closer after UK government approves Sky News 'spin-off'

The controversial takeover of the satellite giant by Rupert Murdoch’s company is now set to go ahead.

From TheJournal.ie Murdoch to sell Sky News as part of buyout deal Media

Murdoch to sell Sky News as part of buyout deal

The BBC reports that Media Corp’s Rupert Murdoch is prepared to sell Sky News channel as part of a bigger plan to takeover BSkyB

From TheJournal.ie No decision on proposed News Corp takeover of BSkyB BSKYB

No decision on proposed News Corp takeover of BSkyB

The British government has yet to make a decision on whether to allow the full takeover amid monopoly concerns.

BSKYB is in talks to launch Sky News in Arabic. The service would compete with Al-Jazareera and would be free-to-air. Media Guardian is reporting that the new service is a 50/50 joint venture between Sky and an Abu-Dhabi based investor.