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In from the cold? James Murdoch new chairman at Sky Deutschland

In an appointment being widely interpreted as signifying the latest stage in his post-hacking scandal rehabilitation of James Murdoch, the former heir apparent of the Murdoch media empire has been promoted to the position of chairman at Sky Deutschland, the German pay-TV operator in which Twenty-First Century Fox boasts a majority stake.

Murdoch, described as a “Mafia boss” during the parliamentary select committee into phone hacking, replaces Chase Carey, who has been Sky Deutschland’s chairman since 2010, and will remain on the supervisory board as well as the chief operating officer at 21rst Century Fox.

 

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