P502 Teletext 505 Oct30 21:00:11    ———————  ————————————————  JOBS BOOST FOLLOWS SKYDIGITAL LAUNCH Satellite broadcaster BSkyB is to recruit an extra 1,700 staff to deal with the demand for its SkyDigital service. The group, which launched its digital package at the start of October, said it had already signed up more than 100,000 subscribers. Chief executive Mark Booth said the group was confident of hitting its target of 200,000 by Christmas. ——————————————————————————————————1/2—— Share index 510 Market report 517 BUYING OR SELLING? FOR A GREAT DEAL MORE,SEE HALIFAX SHAREXPRESS ON p613 Next City index Shares Family Finance
P502 Teletext 505 Oct30 21:00:00    ———————  ————————————————  SKY FIRST QUARTER PROFITS DOWN BSkyB said it was on target for recruiting 200,000 SkyDigital subscribers by Christmas. It made the statement as it posted a drop in first-quarter profits to £52m, down from £61.6m for the same period last year. The drop in profits was accounted for by operating costs ahead of the launch of SkyDigital on October 1. Turnover was up at £351.7m, from £323.4m. ——————————————————————————————————2/2—— Share index 510 Market report 517 IT RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING p631 Next City index Shares Family Finance