Hacking Scandal Poses Hurdle for BSkyB Offer

The phone-hacking scandal at a News Corp. tabloid in the U.K. could delay a regulator's decision on the media conglomerate's offer to buy BSkyB.

LONDON —News Corp. is facing strong new headwinds in its effort to buy 100% of broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC, due to political repercussions from a scandal at its British tabloid, News of the World.