BSkyB Platform - Lessons

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BSkyB is probably the most misunderstood publicly quoted company in the UK. Most analysts view them as a media company; our theory is that BSkyB is a platform company and comparisons to Apple, Microsoft or Google are more appropriate than UK media players such as the BBC, ITV or even potential new entrants such as BT.

What are the strategic principles that BSkyB follow that have lead them to success - and what are the lessons for other platform players?

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