Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has increased its shareholding in BSkyB to 39% as a result of a share buyback.
A regulatory filing said News Corp now owned 686m shares in the digital satellite pay-TV operator, 39% of the ordinary shares in the company.
News Corp had owned 37% of BSkyB before the latest share buyback. In January, 2005, Sky said a previous buyback had seen Murdoch lift his interest from 35%.
Lovelace Consulting | 02.10.2006