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BSkyB to pay $9 billion to create Sky Europe

Sky Sports logos are seen on the side of offices at their UK company headquarters in west London July 25, 2014. Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay 4.9 billion pounds ($8.3 billion) in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to slowing growth at home by creating a European media powerhouse. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Sky Sports logos are seen on the side of offices at their UK company headquarters in west London July 25, 2014. Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay 4.9 billion pounds ($8.3 billion) in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy,...more

Sky Sports logos are seen on the side of offices at their UK company headquarters in west London July 25, 2014. Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay 4.9 billion pounds ($8.3 billion) in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to slowing growth at home by creating a European media powerhouse. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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A British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) logo is seen at the company's UK headquarters in west London July 25, 2014. Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay 4.9 billion pounds ($8.3 billion) in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to slowing growth at home by creating a European media powerhouse. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) logo is seen at the company's UK headquarters in west London July 25, 2014. Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay 4.9 billion pounds ($8.3 billion) in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and...more

A British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) logo is seen at the company's UK headquarters in west London July 25, 2014. Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay 4.9 billion pounds ($8.3 billion) in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to slowing growth at home by creating a European media powerhouse. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Two British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) employee minibuses pass each other in west London July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Two British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) employee minibuses pass each other in west London July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Two British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) employee minibuses pass each other in west London July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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