jority-owned subsidiary, Sky Deutschland. Sky Italia Sky Italia distributes approximately 170 channels of basic, premium and pay-per-view programming services via satellite and broadband directly to subscribers in Italy. This programming includes exclusive rights to sporting events, newly-released movies and Sky Italia’s original programming, such as SKY TG 24, Italy’s first 24-hour news channel. As of June 30, 2014, Sky Italia had approximately 4.73 million subscribers. Sky Deutschland In January 2013, the company increased to 55% its ownership in Sky Deutschland, the pay television operator in Germany and Austria. Sky Deutschland distributes approximately 70 channels of basic, premium and pay-per-view programming services via satellite, cable and broadband to subscribers in Germany and Austria. Sky Deutschland also can be received via Teleclub in Switzerland. Sky Deutschland’s program offering includes feature films, new series, children’s channels, documentaries and live sports, such as the German Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League. As of June 30, 2014, Sky Deutschland had approximately 3.81 million subscribers. Combination of European Satellite Television Holdings In 2014, the company entered into agreements with BSkyB to sell its 100% and 57% (on a fully diluted basis) ownership stakes in Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, respectively. Equity Interests BSkyB The company holds an approximate 39% interest in BSkyB. BSkyB is the U.K.’s entertainment and communications provider, operating the most comprehensive multichannel, multi-platform pay television service in the U.K. and Ireland. BSkyB retails subscription television and communications services to residential and commercial premises in the U.K. and Ireland. In addition to the retail and broadcast operations, BSkyB operates various other businesses, including wholesaling its channel portfolio, selling advertising on its own and partner channels, its Sky betting and gaming business and its international distribution operation. Hulu, LLC (Hulu) The company has an approximate 33% equity interest in Hulu, which operates an online video service that offers video content from Fox, the other one-third partners in Hulu, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company, as well as approximately 525 other third party content licensors. Hulu’s premium programming is available free of charge to viewers at Hulu.com and approximately 65 destination sites online, including AOL, IMDb, MSN, Myspace and Yahoo!. Additional premium programming is available on a monthly subscription basis at Hulu.com and through software applications on Internet-connected devices, including smart phones, tablets, gaming consoles and set-top boxes. Tata Sky Limited (Tata Sky) The company holds an approximate 30% interest in Tata Sky, which owns and operates a direct-to-home platform in India. Other Investments The company has a minority equity interest in Vice Holding Inc., a digital media company. Dispositions In July 2014, the company sold its 17% interest in Bona Film Group. In June 2014, the company sold its approximate 47% interest in CMC-News Asia, a joint venture with China Media Capital, a media investment fund in China. In 2013, the company sold its remaining 12% interest in Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited, which owns and operates Chinese language general entertainment, movie and affairs channels, as well as a new media business.
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