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BSkyB profits up 17% to £1.19bn

BSkyB has reported pre-tax profits of £1.19bn - a record 17% increase on the previous year. Revenues were up 3% (to to £6.8bn) as the company grew its total subscriber base to 10.6m households during the 12 months to the end of June. This included 57,000 net new households added during Q4.

26/07/2012  |  Full story...

Murdoch drops bid for BSkyB: Will he now target digital?

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has withdrawn its bid to take over British satellite broadcaster BSkyB, following pressure from politicians, the media and the public in light of the News of the World phone hacking scandal. The withdrawal of the bid is a setback for Murdoch as he targets digital communications and broadcast over newspapers. News Corp. had been seeking to buy the 60.9% of the BSkyB shares it does not already own. The move would have created the largest media company in Britain.


13/07/2011  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence February 2011

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Valentine's day is looking expensive for Twitter's suitors. Google and Facebook have bid up the value of the young social tool to a staggering $10bn. Valuations from Huffington Post to Pandora are running far ahead of revenue multiples, and there's an echo of the late 90s dotcom panic, but what is the price of an acceleration really worth?

Whoever buys Twitter gets to leap forward in integrated mobile and social networking. They'll also get a massive, vibrant network as well as a technology base and challenger brand. Added to that are the insights, goodwill and expertise of some of the best minds in mobile and social networking. And on top they get to lock out the competitor from accessing any of this. In an emerging market, this type of strategy can be game changing.

Accelerating digital brands has become a theme for 2011. Alas, most firms don't have the luxury of pockets deep enough to buy technology or social start-ups. They rely on building their own strategies, content and social approach. The stories in this edition can help inform your digital strategy, and there's more at the end of the links. And in case you fancy a last minute Twitter bid, we've made a history of Twitter's rise here in our archive.

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