Ofcom steps up test of James Murdochs fitness to keep BSkyB role | Media | The Guardian

by peterjukes

Ofcom has stepped up its investigation into whether James Murdoch is a “fit and proper” person to sit on the board of BSkyB, forming a project team to examine evidence of phone hacking and corrupt payments emerging from the police and the Leveson inquiry.The media regulator set up a dedicated group of seven or eight staff under the name Project Apple at around the turn of the year as part of an assessment that is also taking in whether News Corporation is a fit and proper controlling investor in the satellite broadcaster.If Ofcom concluded that either Murdoch or News Corp were not appropriate owners, the regulator could revoke Skys licence to broadcast in the UK, forcing it to switch off its channels, unless Murdoch stepped down from the board or News Corp sold its 39.1% stake.

via Ofcom steps up test of James Murdochs fitness to keep BSkyB role | Media | The Guardian.

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