October 27, 2016 12:51 PM ET


Company Overview of Sky News Limited

Company Overview

Sky News Limited is a television news channel that broadcasts local, regional, national, and international news; sports; weather; politics; business; and travel information. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Sky News operates as a subsidiary of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc.

Davidsons Mains,

Court, Quality St

Edinburgh,  EH4 5BP

United Kingdom

Founded in 1986


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Key Executives for Sky News Limited

Director of Newsgathering and Operations
Deputy Head and Director
Age: 57
Head of Digital Media
Editorial Development Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sky News Limited Key Developments

News Corp Plans To Acquire Stake In Sky News

News Corporation (NasdaqGS:NWSA) is reportedly close to completing a $20 to $25 million deal to take control of Sky News. News Corp is days away from announcing deals with Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited (AXS:NEC), Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM) and Sky Plc (LSE:SKY) to buy their stakes in the Fairfax Media Limited (ASX:FXJ), which owns Sky News Limited.

Sky News Appoints Cristina Squires as Director of Content

Sky News has announced the appointment of Cristina Squires as director of content. Cristina will be in charge of output across all Sky platforms including television, mobile, social media and radio. She will also head up special programming including Sky News documentaries, debate programmes and the weekly panel show, The Pledge. Cristina has over twenty years of experience working as a journalist for ITN holding a variety of positions throughout her career. She joins Sky from 5 News where she is Editor, leading a team of 50 staff to deliver daily news programming for the channel.

Nine Entertainment Reportedly Plans Holding Stake In Sky News Parent

Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited (ASX:NEC) has decided to hold onto its 33% shareholding in Sky News Limited parent. Fairfax Media has learned that Nine Entertainment has hardened its stance on keeping its stake in Australian News Channel Pty. Ltd. (ANC) after a number of buyout offers made by News Corporation (NasdaqGS:NWSA), which began negotiations over a year ago with an offer of around $25 million. The other two-thirds of ANC are shared between Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM) and Sky plc (LSE:SKY) which, is 39.3% owned by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FOXA). The ANC joint venture now has to negotiate with FOXTEL Cable Television Pty Limited Chief Executive Officer, Peter Tonagh. Former Nine Chief Executive Officer, David Gyngell had been open to a sale of Nine's stake at the right price, with negotiations over a sale being led by Nine's former Chief Operating Officer, Simon Kelly.

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