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BSkyB Full Year Results 2009 – Interviews With CEO and CFO

July 30, 2009

LONDON, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — British satellite broadcaster
BSkyB grew customer numbers at the fastest rate of growth for five years last
year, as more consumers chose a night at home in front of the television
rather than going out.

In an online video interview with business broadcaster Cantos.com, Sky
chief executive Jeremy Darroch said: “When people are tightening their belt
and staying home a bit more, I think we offer great entertainment and home
communications. I think that more than anything else it’s a reflection of the
value that customers attribute to our product set, which is a combination of
good quality, in terms of the products that we deliver, and also outstanding
value.”

Sky added 462,000 net additional customers during the year, and also
tripled the number of HD customers as consumers traded up to the new format.

That strong performance was reflected in the full year results, released
today. Sky CFO, Andrew Griffith, commented: “On the back of strong customer
demand, we grew our subscription revenues double digits, up 10%, and overall
our revenues were up 7%. That, combined with good discipline on costs in the
period, has allowed us to increase our profits this year. And that’s despite
both the economy and also continuing to invest in high definition.”

The interview and transcript are available now on
http://w3.cantos.com/british_sky_broadcasting.

It’s free to view. All you need to do is register at
http://www.cantos.com. Cantos.com, the online financial broadcaster, features
in-depth interviews, documentaries and webcasts with senior company
executives.

If you would like to contact us, please email enquiries@cantos.com or
phone +44-207-936-1333.

SOURCE British Sky Broadcasting


Source: newswire



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