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Demand for programs on the go lifts BSkyB first quarter results

LONDON (Reuters) - A demand for entertainment on the go helped Britain's BSkyB to report slightly better-than-expected first-quarter profits in its final results before it expands into Europe. Britain's dominant pay-TV provider agreed in June to pay $9 billion to buy Rupert Murdoch's Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia to take its hunt for growth abroad by creating a media powerhouse with 20 million customers. BSkyB has decided its future growth lies in creating a European pay-TV leader that will operate in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, after encountering its toughest market conditions in its 25-year history. On Thursday the group posted results for the three...