BSkyB confirms resignation of James Murdoch as chairman
BERLIN / LONDON - Agence France-Presse
In a file picture taken on July 13, 2011 James Murdoch, son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch arrives for work in east London. AFP PhotoJames Murdoch has resigned as chairman of British satellite TV giant BSkyB, saying he did not want his association with a tabloid phone-hacking scandal to damage the company, it announced today.
"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 organisation," Murdoch said in his resignation statement to the board.