British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc
Similar to: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc is a channel provider, a distributor of television services and a direct-to-home satellite platform service provider. It commissions and acquires programming to broadcast on its own channels and supply certain of those channels on a wholesale basis to third party operators for retransmission to their subscribers in the UK and Ireland. The company also offers broadband and telephony services, as well as a range of other services, including variants of video on demand via the set-top box and online, games via both interactive TV and the Internet, and betting and gaming services via TV, telephone and the Internet. British Sky Broadcasting's other businesses include Sky Business, Sky Media, Sky Betting and Gaming, 365 Media Group and Amstrad. The Sky Business offers services to the commercial customers, including pubs and clubs, hotels and offices. The Sky Media offers advertisers the opportunity to connect with viewers on channels from Sky and other broadcasters including Discovery, Hallmark, National Geographic, FX and SCI FI. The Sky Betting and Gaming offers a range of betting and gaming services via the internet, phone and interactive TV. Its products include Sky Bet, Sky Poker, Sky Vegas and Sky Bingo. The 365 Media Group operates a portfolio of leading online sports brands. The Amstrad designs, develops and manufactures set-top boxes for BSkyB and Sky Italia. British Sky Broadcasting Group was founded on April 25, 1988 and is headquartered in Middlesex, the United Kingdom.