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Ofcom Says BSkyB ‘Fit And Proper’ But James Murdoch Criticised

UK media regulator Ofcom has concluded that BSkyB is a fit and proper company to hold a broadcasting licence.

Ofcom was investigating the broadcaster in the wake of the phone hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, which owns 39% of BSkyB. However, Ofcom has criticised former BSkyB chairman James Murdoch, Rupert’s son, for his role in the scandal.

Ofcom said his actions "repeatedly fell short of the conduct" expected of a chief executive officer and chairman.

Under the Broadcasting Act 1990, Ofcom has to ensure holders of broadcasting licences are "fit and proper".

Source: BBC News

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