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James Murdoch re-elected as chairman of BSkyB


By Stephen Lepitak, -

November 29, 2011 | 2 min read

James Murdoch has been re-elected as chairman of BSkyB with a majority backing of over 81%.

Despite protests against his reappointment, due to his role as deputy chief operating officer of News Corporation, which attempted to takeover the broadcaster earlier this year, Murdoch will remain in position after the vote at today’s AGM.

News Corporation owns 39.1% of shares in BSkyB, and is the largest single shareholder.

A number of shareholders did vote against the reappointment, 18.76%, while protests were also held outside of the meeting.

At the beginning of the meeting, Murdoch said that News Corporation was committed to BSkyB.

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