21st Century Fox

21st Century Fox: Hulu can compete with Netflix

US on-demand service Hulu can be a viable alternative to OTT market leader Netflix, the president and COO of 21st Century Fox, Chase Carey, has claimed. The comments come after Fox Networks Group distribution president Mike Hopkins became Hulu’s new CEO last month and after a second failed attempt by its broadcaster parents to sell […]

Fox nets German football rights

21st Century Fox has agreed a multiyear year deal for international rights to games from the Bundesliga German football league. The global deal spans select European territories, North America, Latin America and most of Asia (excluding India) and  comes as Fox and its international channels division, FIC, aggressively ramp up their sports-related activities. In Europe […]

James Murdoch and Mike Fries debate future of pay TV at EuroSummit ’13

Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries and 21st Century Fox deputy COO and News Corp chairman and CEO James Murdoch have rounded off the CTAM Europe EuroSummit by debating the future of pay TV and bundled services in the face of competition from OTT providers and traditional telcos. Fries said that cable relies on […]

Fox to get Sky Italia on track by cutting programming costs

21st Century Fox should be on track to achieve its goals for troubled Italian direct-to-home operator Sky Italia by 2016 by taking costs out of the business as key programming deals expire, according to president and chief operating officer Chase Carey. 21st Century Fox’s first full results saw a sharp fall in operating income from […]

Hulu parents scrap sale, inject US$750 million

Hulu’s US broadcaster owners have scrapped the sale of the streaming website for a second time and will instead recapitalise it, though reports say they remain in talks with Time Warner Cable over a 25% stake. The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox on Friday revealed they had decided against selling Hulu to the […]

News Corp completes split

News Corp’s entertainment and publishing arms begin trading under separate companies today following the completion of its split. The entertainment division of Rupert Murdoch’s company, which houses its film and television assets, will now be known as 21st Century Fox after spinning out of the publishing arm, which will remain trading as News Corp. The […]

Nova upped at 21st Century Fox

News Corp has promoted Janet Nova, the company’s senior vice-president and deputy general counsel to executive vice-president and deputy group general counsel for 21st Century Fox, the new media and entertainment operation split out following the division of News Corp into media and publishing companies. Nova will oversee the legal aspects of the company’s M&A […]

News Corp shareholders approve split

News Corp’s shareholders have approved the division of the company into separate media and publishing businesses.  Rupert Murdoch will continue as chairman of both the new News Corp, which will focus on publishing, and media business 21st Century Fox, as well as serving as CEO of 21st Century Fox. Shares in the two new companies […]

News Corp board approves split

News Corp’s board has approved the company’s split into separate media and publishing businesses and has named the boards of the new media company, 21st Century Fox, and the new News Corp publishing business. The formal separation of the companies is expected to take place on June 28. News Corp’s board has approved the distribution […]

News Corp updates Fox name for 21st century

News Corp has said it will rename its media arm 21st Century Fox following the split between the group’s publishing and film and TV units. 21st Century Fox will replace the previously announced name for the media arm of Fox Group. 21st Century Fox will include pay TV channels Fox, FX, FXX, FS1, Fox News […]

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