November 29th, 2011
09:05 AM ET

BSkyB shareholders re-elect James Murdoch, 19% against

Shareholders for broadcaster BSkyB re-elected James Murdoch as chairman despite nearly a fifth being opposed to him continuing in the role, according to a provisional vote count Tuesday.

Murdoch has been criticized for his handling of the phone-hacking scandal at News International, of which he is also chairman.

News International's parent company, News Corp, which owns 39% of BSkyB, pulled out of a takeover bid for the broadcaster this summer amid the furor over the hacking claims.

The BSkyB shareholders' vote came at the company's annual general meeting in London.


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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Murdoch must have made money.

    November 29, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Emma Sullivan

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback SUCKS!

    November 29, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    Murdoch boy will get
    Lots of money from this job
    As he lies to all

    November 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Well, thats the power of money, folks.

    November 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |