"There´s nothing wrong with Mr Murdoch - but it is because of the name".
Martin Gilbert, the deputy chair, said the board had looked at the Fox takeover in the best interests of shareholders and had impartial discussions that did not include Murdoch or other Sky directors with connections to Fox.
James Murdoch remains chairman of Sky despite a significant number of shareholders opposing his re-election. It also said executive pay at Sky was too complex and that bosses could receive huge payouts if the Fox deal goes through.
When asked by the culture, media and sport select committee about how the decision was reached White said that a thorough review had been carried out adding "We did not find a particular concern that would have caused us to believe that Sky News in particular and Sky as a broadcaster, post-transaction, would not be a fit and proper broadcaster", adding that Sky "currently has a very strong record of compliance on broadcasting".
Almost 22% of all shareholders, and more than 48% of independent ones, opposed Murdoch being allowed to continue in the post.
The CMA will use its extensive experience of investigating different issues in a wide range of sectors to thoroughly and impartially investigate the proposed takeover of Sky Plc by 21st Century Fox.
The update comes as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) continues to examine 21st Century Fox's bid for the FTSE 100 company.
He told shareholders he was "pretty confident" that this would not have an effect on the CMA's investigation.
Like-for-like revenues during the three months to the end of September were £3.3bn, up 5.5% on the same period a year ago, while EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation) rose by 11% to £582m.
Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch, Fox CFO John Nallen and former Fox no. 2 Chase Carey were also among those board members re-elected on Thursday, each with more than 98.5 percent of the shareholder vote in their favor.
Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, said that the good revenue growth and excellent profit growth was achieved against the backdrop of pressure on consumer spending and lower spend on United Kingdom television advertising. The company launched new streaming services in Spain and Switzerland in the quarter.
He said the first series of Sky's home-grown drama Riviera achieved 20 million downloads, while Game of Thrones had become the most watched series ever on Sky.
Shares in 21st Century Fox were flat at $25.50 in light-volume trading.
But when the House moved to consider the resolution about an hour later, Green did not show up and it was shelved as a result. Green said he has not tried selling his proposal to others, saying, "I'm prepared to stand alone".
Erdogan arrived in Belgrade on October 10 on a two-day visit that analysts say is a bid to increase Ankara's clout in the Balkans. Consulate in the southern province of Adana, was arrested in March for alleged links to outlawed Kurdish militants.
Ws Management Lllp decreased G (NASDAQ:GIII) stake by 300,000 shares to 1.49 million valued at $37.18M in 2017Q2. MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd acquired a new stake in Southwest Airlines during the 1st quarter worth $22,797,000.
It's actually pretty close to Reinhardt's emote form past year , if you just replace pumpkins with fire-hot melted metal. You can expect to see loot boxes dressed up as jack-o-lanterns and 50 new items to collect during the event.
Weinstein attended the world-famous festival many times and several movies he produced have been selected in the competition. The actress said she applauds the women who have come forward with their stories. "I'm not doing OK but I'm trying".
I herded the shark into the shallows and then I just sort of jumped on him and put my knees on his fins. "I just dived on him". A shark in the oak park pool! "I saw it and it was just a little Port Jackson so I just thought I should chuck him out".
Personally, I would prefer to be at home on Christmas Eve and celebrate but that could still happen if we play early on the day. He said: "We have to adapt to the schedule but if it happens personally the game should be played no later than 2pm".
Tony Coton says that if Manchester United beat Liverpool on Saturday, then their standing as title contenders will strengthen. The former Everton star has netted seven times in as many Premier League games, while Matic has commanded United's midfield.
Before you freak out, you should know that smart speakers have to send your voice queries to cloud servers to return responses. No paying customers have been affected by the bug, since the Google Home Mini doesn't officially launch until next week.
India's factory output grows sharply at 4.3% in August
Meanwhile, the July IIP number was revised to 0.94 per cent from 1.2 per cent provisional estimates released last month. As food prices remained steady, the country's retail inflation also remained flat at 3.28% in September.
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If parents want to give their teen more autonomy, they can skip the approval step altogether and just set spending limits. Amazon .com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is now allowing teens to make their own accounts on its website.