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Jeremy Corbyn rallies against launch of Rupert Murdoch’s News UK TV

Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of the UK’s Labour party, has launched a campaign against Ruport Murdoch’s News UK TV channel. The network, given approval by Ofcom in December, will buck the country’s broadcasting news trend by aping the style of the US far right news channel Fox News and leaning into personality-driven opinion presenting. […]

Elisabeth Murdoch emerges as surprise BBC director general candidate, claims report

Elisabeth Murdoch has reportedly emerged as a potential replacement for outgoing BBC director general Tony Hall. Murdoch most famously was the head of production company Shine UK and sold shows to the broadcaster including Masterchef. She also co-founded Sister, which produced the Sky/HBO hit series Chernobyl. Within her father Rupert’s media empire, she held roles […]

Barcroft adds execs after Channel 4 investment

UK-based digital content business Barcroft Media has hired execs from News UK and Bloomberg for new senior editorial and commercial posts. Dom Smith, a former FHM Australia editor and FHM managing editor, has become head of editorial and will oversee the flow of content to the Barcroft video business, which has one of the UK’s […]

Sky in deal with News Corp papers for Premier League clips

Pay TV operator Sky has secured UK rights to show clips from every Premier League game across its digital platforms and has forged an alliance with News Corp’s UK newspapers to make these available across their websites. The three-year agreement starting from the 2016-17 season will see clips from every Premier League match being made […]