Sky News cleared by BSkyB phone-hack review

A review commissioned by BSkyB’s board into the editorial practices of its subsidiary Sky News has found ‘no suggestion of impropriety”.

The broadcaster’s board instructed an investigation to be carried out in the wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, in view of News Corp‘s position as the BSkyB’s largest shareholder.

A three-week investigation was carried out by BSkyB’s internal audit and risk management team which strutinised the company’s financial records and how it spent its editorial budget.

A Sky spokesperson said in a statement: ‘There has been no suggestion of impropriety at Sky News and we remain committed to the highest standards.”

Last month, News Corp was forced to withdraw its bid to takeover the remaining 61 per cent share of BSkyB that it did not already own in the face of cross-party political opposition stating that it was ‘too difficult to progress in this climate.”

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