James Murdoch

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 […]

James and Lachlan Murdoch land key Fox roles

Rupert Murdoch has handed his sons Lachlan and James key new roles within his entertainment media group 21st Century Fox. Lachlan Murdoch (left) has resigned from his role as chairman at Network Ten to become non-executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox alongside his father, who is also CEO. He also takes the same role at […]

21st Century Fox sells Star China TV stake

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has sold its entire 47% stake in Star China TV to the firm’s management team and China Media Capital. The Star China TV joint venture, which is majority owned by China Media Capital, operates three Mandarin channels – Xing Kong, Xing Kong International, Channel [V] Mainland China – and the […]

Murdoch replaces Carey as Sky Deutschland chairman

James Murdoch has replaced Chase Carey as chairman of pay TV operator Sky Deutshland’s supervisory board. Carey will remain on the nine-member supervisory board, which will now comprise Murdoch, deputy chief operating officer and chairman and CEO, International of 21st Century Fox, who has been a member since April 18, Carey, president and chief operating […]

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 […]

CTAM Europe EuroSummit to feature Murdoch and Fries in double-header

Cable marketing organization CTAM Europe has announced that James Murdoch and Mike Fries will take part in a joint interview session at its forthcoming EuroSummit in Barcelona. Murdoch, now deputy chief operating officer, chairman and CEO, International at 21st Century Fox, and Liberty Global president and CEO Fries will take part in the session at […]

News Corp split will see cash boost for publishing arm

News Corp has unveiled details of how it plans to split into two separate publishing and entertainment companies – News Corp and Fox Group. In an SEC filing at the end of last week, the company revelaed that it would give the balance sheet of the new News Corp publishing company a cash boost of […]

BBC’s Thompson on defensive against Murdoch and Cameron

The BBC’s director general Mark Thompson has taken a sideswipe at News Corp’s James Murdoch, arguing that his 2009 MacTaggart lecture during the Edinburgh International 2009 Television Festival should be reassessed in light of recent events involving the media giant. Writing in the Guardian ahead of the 2011 Television Festival, Thompson said the only way […]