All you need to know about News Corporation’s (failed) bid for British Sky Broadcasting

On 13 July 2011 Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation announced its decision to drop the bid to take full control of the satellite broadcaster BSkyB. The mounting pressure following the latest phone-hacking scandal’s revelations forced News Corp to put an end to a deal which started about a year ago and went through a series of complete reversals. As News Corp deputy chairman and president Chase Carey said, “It has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate”.

Read the full dossier on the News Corp/BSkyB case which I prepared for the LSE Media Policy Project. It contains links to key government and regulatory documents, in addition to a series of press articles which explain the story step by step.

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