BSkyB Says News Corp. Deal Wouldn't Restrict Media

Law360, New York (November 22, 2010, 7:32 PM EST) -- British Sky Broadcasting PLC told a U.K. competition authority on Monday that it would remain independent even if News Corp.'s proposed takeover is finalized, the same day the Church of England said the $12.6 billion deal would allow the U.S. media giant to dominate the British media landscape.

In a filing with independent regulator and U.K. competition authority Ofcom, BSkyB said it had a “strong commercial incentive” to operate as an impartial and independent news service.

“This incentive would remain irrespective of a change in ownership...
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