European blue skies for BSkyB

BSkyB's plans to consolidate 21st Century Fox's pay-TV businesses in Germany and Italy make commercial and strategic sense for Rupert Murdoch, who has seen the benefits of a purer play.

There’s business and strategic logic for both 21st Century Fox and BSkyB in the proposed consolidation of Rupert Murdoch’s European pay television interests within the UK entity.

BSkyB yesterday confirmed speculation that it was talking to Fox about acquiring its pay TV businesses in Germany and Italy.


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