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Question 1: The Sports Channel retained its name for a while, then was rebranded to ________, and rebranded to its current name, Sky Sports 1, in 1996, when Sky Sports 3 was launched.
Sky NewsSky SportsSky1British Sky Broadcasting

Question 2: (Marcopolo I in December 1993 to NSAB of Sweden and Marcopolo II in July 1992 to ________ of Norway.
StatoilDnB NORTelenorNorsk Hydro

Question 3: The company was merged with Sky Television in November 1990 to form ________ (BSkyB).
News CorporationBritish Sky BroadcastingFoxtelSky News

Question 4: BSB's headquarters, Marco Polo House, remained owned by the new company, and in 1993 became the home of shopping channel ________ when the channel launched in the UK.
MSG NetworkFox Sports NetFox Sports SouthwestQVC

Question 5: Broadcasting platform ________ moved into part of the building as part of the settlement that saw Sky forced out of the original company.
Granada TelevisionITV DigitalFreesatITV plc

Question 6: Both companies had begun to struggle with the burden of making huge losses and by November 1990, the companies were merged 50:50 financially, operating as ________ (BSkyB) but marketed as Sky.
FoxtelBritish Sky BroadcastingNews CorporationSky News

Question 7: The British Satellite Broadcasting consortium was formed in 1986 by Granada Television, Pearson, Virgin, Anglia Television and ________.
AmstradBritish Sky BroadcastingAlan SugarAmstrad CPC

Question 8: ________ began broadcasting services to Scandinavia from the Thor satellites.
Star AnandaFox News ChannelPhoenix InfoNews ChannelSky News

Question 9: British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) was a British television company which provided direct broadcast satellite television services to the ________.
EnglandWalesUnited KingdomCanada

Question 10: Music channel The Power Station remained on air until 8 April 1991 and replaced by ________.
British Sky BroadcastingSky SportsSky1Sky Movies


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