Sky profit dips as subscriber figures rise

Jay, Rufus
July 2008
Marketing Week;7/31/2008, Vol. 31 Issue 31, p37
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the financial performance of British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (BSkyB) for the 12 months till the end of June 2008. The company reported an 11 percent decrease in operating profits. However, its revenues increased by 9 percent year-on-year to 4.9 billion pounds. BSkyB took a 616 million pounds write-off on the value of its holding in ITV PLC.


Related Articles

  • Earnings:.  // CableFAX Daily;5/5/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 88, p3 

    Reports on the decline in the first-quarter revenue of cable television company Gemstar in 2006. Increase in the company's net income during the period; Rise in Gemstar's revenue from its cable/satellite division.

  • Merger saps Sogecable, but not all results are bad. Hopewell, John // Daily Variety;7/22/2004, Vol. 284 Issue 13, p17 

    Reports on the revenues posted by Spanish pay television company, Sogecable SA, for the first half of 2004. Operating cash flow of the company; Factors that influenced the firm's financial performance.

  • Sogecable shows 'em with solid Q2 numbers. Hopewll, John // Daily Variety;7/20/2006, Vol. 292 Issue 12, p23 

    The article reports that Spanish television operator Sogecable SA has posted solid 2006 second-quarter results. In addition, the company managed to turn around four successive quarters of decreasing average revenue per user. Meanwhile, Cuatro, Sogecable's terrestrial broadcaster, took a 7.5%...

  • OLYMPIAN GAINS. Herskovitz, Jon // Daily Variety;11/29/2000, Vol. 269 Issue 61, p47 

    Reports on the increase in the earnings and profits of television networks in Japan attributed to the 2000 Sydney Olympics and increased advertising expenditures. Increase in the group net profit of Fuji TV by 50%; Increase in the revenue of Tokyo Broadcasting by 14%; Increases in the revenues...

  • CHASING SUBS COSTS BSKYB. Schreiber, Dominic // Daily Variety;7/31/2006, Vol. 292 Issue 19, p20 

    The article reports that television broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (BSkyB) reported fourth-quarter profits down 35% to $234 million year-on-year due to the increase in advertising spending. Company CEO James Murdoch unveiled otherwise healthy end-of-year pretax profits up 1% to...

  • BLUE SKIES AT BSKYB. Clarke, Steve // Daily Variety;2/12/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 33, p5 

    Reports on the financial results disclosed by BSkyB chief executive officer, James Murdoch, in February 2004 in Great Britain. Disclosure of an 84% increase in operating profits; Increase in the numbers of subscribers; Other plans revealed by Murdoch for the cable television network.

  • Top 25 cable networks soar beyond $6 billion.  // Advertising Age;4/12/1999, Vol. 70 Issue 16, ps28 

    This section presents the individual revenues of the top 25 U.S. cable networks from January to November 1998 which totaled to $6.09 billion, up from the comparative 11-month period in 1997.

  • Mediaset ad rev accounting under fire. Warner, Bernhard // Daily Variety;36/2007, Vol. 294 Issue 47, p5 

    The article reports that the shares of broadcast group Mediaset has declined again on March 5, 2007. Mediaset is being criticized by analysts who are openly questioning the way it accounts TV advertising revenues. The trouble started following Mediaset's after-market statement on March 1 that it...

  • FLIPPING THE BIRD. Learmonth, Michael // Daily Variety;8/6/2004, Vol. 284 Issue 24, p1 

    Reports on the revenue earned by DirecTV Inc. for the first half of 2004. Factors that contributed to the increased revenue of the company; Impact of the performance of the direct television broadcast sector on cable operators; Worth of DirecTV's stock.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics