James Murdoch won an endorsement from shareholders to serve another year on the board of satellite television service British Sky Broadcasting.
Murdoch received 95% of the vote cast Thursday in London during the annual vote of shareholders. Murdoch did, however, receive the third-lowest vote total of any of the directors up for reelection.
Two others with long-term ties to Murdoch's father, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, received fewer votes. However, despite the mild protest, both David DeVoe, chief financial officer of News Corp., and Arthur M. Siskind, a News Corp. director for two decades, were returned to the BSkyB board.
Earlier this year, James Murdoch resigned as chairman of BSkyB. He has faced withering criticisim for his lack of management of the phone hacking crisis that erupted within News Corp.'s British newspaper unit.