British Sky Broadcasting
Doing business as
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Sky) is a satellite broadcasting
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, broadband and telephony services company headquartered in London
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, United Kingdom
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, with operations in the United Kingdom and the Ireland
Republic of Ireland
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Formed in 1990 by the equal merger of Sky Television
Sky Television plc
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and British Satellite Broadcasting
British Satellite Broadcasting
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, BSkyB is the largest pay-TV broadcaster in the United Kingdom and Ireland with over 10 million subscribers.
BSkyB is listed on the London Stock Exchange
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and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index
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