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Murdoch confirms Fox CEO change

21st Century Fox has confirmed James Murdoch will succeed his father Rupert as company CEO. Following the changes, which take effect on July 1, Murdoch Sr. and his other son, Lachlan, will be executive co-chairman of the US-based media giant, with James moving up from his current COO post. While the 84-year-old Murdoch Sr. will […]

Rupert Murdoch preps Fox exit

Rupert Murdoch is soon to step down as CEO of US-based media giant 21st Century Fox, according to sources from a report today. Murdoch will hand over the keys to the company to his son James, CNBC reported cited various unnamed sources close to the media mogul’s family. At 84 years of age, there has been […]

Disney revenues grow, but Fox declines

US entertainment giant Disney both posted improved first quarter revenues in the second financial quarter, while rival Fox saw sales drop. The Walt Disney Company saw revenues in the three months to March 28 grow 7% and end at US$12.5 billion (€11.1 billion). Within this, its media networks unit was up 13% and posted revenues […]

Apple reportedly planning autumn web TV launch

Apple is reportedly planning to launch an online TV service this autumn in partnership with broadcasters including ABC, CBS and Fox.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Apple is in talks with US programmers and plans to offer a “slimmed-down” cable-style bundle of roughly 25 channels that will be available to view across Apple […]

Fox denies Discovery takeover report

Twenty First Century Fox has moved swiftly to deny reports that its executives have held early-stage takeover talks with Discovery Communications. The US-listed giant, whose assets include the Fox broadcast network, numerous US and international cable channels and a US movie studio, was reported by the Australian Financial Review to have met with Discovery two […]

Fox execs leave Sky Deutschland board as Sky chiefs join

21st Century Fox president Chase Carey and Fox International Channels Europe and Africa president Jan Koeppen are stepping down from the board of pay TV operator Sky Deutschland following its acquisition by Sky, formerly known as BSkyB, to form a new pan-European pay TV giant. Carey and Koeppen will leave the board when their current […]

Murdoch: TV industry needs “serious competitor” to Netflix

The TV industry needs to provide a “serious competitor” to Netflix and Amazon, according to Rupert Murdoch. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ:D conference in Laguna Beach, California, the 21st Century Fox chairman said that despite differences in the past, the partners in the Hulu online video joint venture were now “all on the […]

Murdoch talks Shine-Endemol and Sky Europe in Cannes

James Murdoch spoke publicly about the Shine-Endemol merger yesterday at MIPCOM. Speaking about the deal, which was announced last week, the 21st Century Fox COO said that the while the combined production and distribution business will benefit from enormous scale, the parent company does not want to ‘over-synergise’ . “We want to create a larger […]

Apollo and 21st Century Fox finalise Endemol-Shine merger

Endemol owner Apollo Global Management and Shine’s parent 21st Century Fox have confirmed their plan to merge the companies, along with Apollo’s Core Media Group.  The deal will see the firms co-manage the resulting group, which will be by far the largest in terms of catalogue and revenues in the international television. Financial terms of the agreement were […]

Turner Laing named as Shine-Endemol-Core chief

Former BSkyB content boss Sophie Turner Laing has landed what is perhaps the biggest job in global production. She will be CEO of the merged Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media Group TV production giant, which is set to launch as a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management. “Pending the parties […]

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