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James Murdoch Named Sky Deutschland Supervisory Board Chairman

Sky Deutschland AG (SKYD) named James Murdoch, deputy chief operating officer of majority owner 21st Century Fox Inc., as chairman of its supervisory board.

Murdoch, who joined the board in April, replaces 21st Century Fox President and Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey in the role, according to a statement today. The decision was reported in June by Manager Magazin.

Carey will remain on Sky Deutschland’s supervisory board. Fox owns 53 percent of Sky Deutschland, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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