News Corp proposed takeover of BSkyB

26 June 2011

In the attached note we present our analysis of BSkyB revenue and cost trends over the five years 2006 - 2010 and our forecasts to 2015

More than a year has passed since News Corp proposed to buy the 61% of BSkyB that it did not already own. With clearance of the proposed transaction now imminent, this note examins the strategic value of the BSkyB acquisition to News Corp. In examining the business prospects of BSkyB it concludes the business is embarked on a high growth trajectory in revenues and operating profits over the next three to four years, putting BSkyB in a good position to face more challenging competitive conditions in the future

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