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U.K. Approves Murdoch's Takeover of BSkyB

Rupert Murdoch's global media empire is poised to grow ever bigger after the British government approved plans by News Corp. to buy full control of satellite TV operator British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC.

Church of England Opposes Murdoch Bid for BSkyB

Rupert Murdoch may face opposition from a higher power in his bid to take full control of British satellite TV provider BSkyB. The Church of England said that it opposes News Corp.%u2019s (NWS) plans for BSkyB, saying that such a deal would allow News Corp. to "dominate" the country%u2019s media, The New York Times reported.

U.K. Media Ask Government to Examine Murdoch's Bid for BSkyB

British newspapers and the BBC wrote a letter to the UK government asking it to examine Rupert Murdoch's bid to take over British Sky Broadcasting Group, saying the deal could harm the public interest. The owners of newspapers including The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, along with the director general of the BBC, wrote a letter saying that the deal would expand News Corp.%u2019s (NWS) control of the UK media. Murdoch controls News Corp.