Rupert Murdoch

‘Sky Europe’ would boost content and save on tech, infrastructure

A merged Sky Europe comprising BSkyB, Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia would be able to make considerable savings on technology and back-office infrastructure, while cooperating to a greater degree on original programming, analysts noted in the wake of the news that the three could form a single, giant pay TV operator. Investment bank Credit Suisse […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 settles with shareholders

News Corp has settled a legal case with a shareholder group that were unhappy with the way Rupert Murdoch and senior executives and board members were running the media company and averted a full blown legal case with a US$139 million (€107 million) payment. A group of US union and pension fund investors in News […]

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 […]

Elisabeth Murdoch delays joining News board

Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of News Corp chairman Rupert, will not be joining the News board this year. Following News Corp’s acquisition of Elisabeth Murdoch’s production and distribution company Shine, she was expected to be voted on to the board of News at the company’s annual general meeting. However, she has now said that it would […]