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Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will open talks in the next few days to secure satellite broadcaster BSkyB, sparking a showdown with investors and potentially within the U.S. media conglomerate itself.
A year after the group first made its interest public, a protracted process of gaining regulatory approval is coming to an end, while BSkyB has gone from strength to strength as its programming proved appealing to stay-at-home consumers strapped for cash in the recession.