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THR's 2012 Digital Power 50

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    James Murdoch
    James Murdoch
    Chairman, BskyB

    Before Murdoch was making headlines for his role in the phone-hacking scandal, he was one of the most well-respected, digitally astute media execs in the U.K. Rupert's 39-year-old son was almost entirely responsible for championing 3D broadcasting and production at a time when rivals were playing catch-up with HDTV. While chief executive of BskyB, he positioned the company at the cutting edge of technology, where it remains. Under his chairmanship, Europe's leading 3D broadcaster offers free 3D to premium HD customers and is creating an unrivaled bank of sports, music, ballet and live music entertainment for its Sky 3D channel. But all this has been obscured by the increasingly ominous cloud of scandal enveloping the former heir apparent to the Murdoch throne, and for him, the big question now is not, "What's next in the digital revolution?" but "What did you know, and when did you know it?"

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