Agence France-PresseJuly 26, 2013 08:33
British pay-TV giant BSkyB said on Friday that annual net profits rose eight percent, boosted by rising revenues and customer numbers.
Profit after tax climbed to £979 million ($1.5 billion, 1.1 billion euros) in the group's financial year to the end of June.
That compared with £906 million in 2011/2012, BSkyB said in a results statement. Revenues grew seven percent to £7.235 billion.
BSkyB, which is 39-percent owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, gained a net 341,000 retail subscribers in the three months to June, giving it a total of 11.2 million customers.