Murdoch quits as BSkyB chairman

April 3rd, 2012 by James

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On Tuesday, James Murdoch resigned as chairman of BSkyB for preventing his links to a tabloid phone-hacking scandal from undermining the pay TV group. The group has so far escaped the worst of the damage convulsing its controlling shareholder News Corp.

James said he would step down from the British pay-TV company. “I am aware that my role as Chairman could become a lightning rod for BSkyB and I believe that my resignation will help to ensure that there is no false conflation with events at a separate organization,” Murdoch said.

“As attention continues to be paid to past events at News International, I am determined that the interests of BSkyB should not be undermined by matters outside the scope of this company,” Murdoch wrote in a letter to the BSkyB board.

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