Rupert Murdoch

  1. 21st Century Fox Eyes Joint Venture With Endemol, Core Media Owner Apollo

    May 16, 2014 3:09 AM EDT Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has announced its intention to partner with private equity firm Apollo Global Management on a new venture, with television production companies Endemol, Shine Group and "American Idol" parent CORE M ...

  2. CNN To Cancel 'Piers Morgan Live’

    February 24, 2014 4:55 AM EST CNN's prime-time talk show "Piers Morgan Live" is coming to an end, the news channel said Sunday. Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. EST time slot three years ago, was drawing lackluster ratings. In contrast, King had a ...

  3. Tribune's Purchase of Gracenote Signals a New Focus for Media Companies

    January 06, 2014 4:37 PM EST News Corp nabs Storyful while Tribune buys Gracenote in what analysts say is a bid to scale quality content across social networks. In a trend that could continue through 2014, traditional media powerhouses are snapping up digital services. On Dec ...

  4. 21st Century Fox Buys Stake In Vice Media

    August 16, 2013 6:36 PM EDT Vice Media has sold a five percent stake to TV and film company 21st Century Fox,  Financial Times reports . The $70 million deal, which is set to be formally announced Monday (Aug. 19), will be 21st Century Fox's first major investment sin ...

  5. Hulu Owners Looking to Finalize Deal Within Two Weeks (Report)

    July 09, 2013 7:02 AM EDT The current owners of online video destination Hulu will sort through binding bids received by the end of last week and hope to finalize a deal in the next week or two, the Wall Street Journal reported. One person familiar with the sales process ...

  6. Peermusic, Bug, Warner, Others Win $6.6 Million in LiveUniverse Lyrics Lawsuit

    October 11, 2012 4:51 PM EDT Michael Jackson once sang, "You can't win / You can't break even/ And you can't get out of the game." With that in mind, a group of music publishers including Peermusic, Bug Music and Warner Chappell Music has won $6.6 mil ...

  7. Sony, Warner Music Settle $50 Million Bankruptcy Claims With Beyond Oblivion

    August 01, 2012 6:56 PM EDT The bankruptcy process doesn't get much more exciting than what's been happening with Beyond Oblivion, the ambitious digital music business that was backed by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and other investors to the tune of $87 millio ...

  8. Charlotte Church Gets Nearly $1 Mil. in Murdoch Phone Hacking Settlement

    February 27, 2012 7:45 AM EST LONDON -- Charlotte Church, who testified about being hounded by Rupert Murdoch's journalists when she was a teen singing sensation, received 600,000 pounds ($951,000) Monday in a settlement from News International. Despite her legal victory, ...

  9. News Corp Announces MundoFox, US Spanish-Language TV Network

    January 24, 2012 8:08 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is launching a Spanish-language broadcast TV network that aims to bring the flavor of the Fox network to Hispanic audiences in the U.S. The move is touted as a bold entry into a market dominated ...

  10. Apple Announces Interactive iPad Textbooks

    January 19, 2012 1:50 PM EST Apple's new textbooks for iPad initiative NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple Inc. on Thursday launched its attempt to make the iPad a replacement for a satchel full of textbooks by starting to sell electronic versions of a handful of standard high-school ...

  11. Google, White House Respond to Rupert Murdoch's Anti-Piracy Twitter Rant

    January 16, 2012 10:28 AM EST Google is fighting back against Rupert Murdoch's claims that the company leads the pack of online pirates. When Murdoch took to Twitter -- his new favorite medium -- on Saturday night, he launched 140-character verbal grenades at Google and P ...

  12. Morning Heds: Tom Freston's Billion $ Revenge, HMV Bidders, Western Union Goes Hip-Hop

    January 04, 2012 9:21 AM EST Tom Freston's $1 Billion Revenge: Ex-Viacom Chief Helps Vice Become the Next MTV Forbes After Sumner Redstone fired Tom Freston from MTV, he helped Vice buy out Viacom's stake for an undisclosed amount and joined Vice as an advisor, one ...

  13. FCC Moves to Ease Media Cross-Ownership Rule in Big Markets

    December 27, 2011 7:15 AM EST The FCC late in the week agreed to move ahead with a proposal to further easing media cross-ownership rules by loosening a rule that bans companies from owning a TV station and a newspaper in the same market in the top 20 U.S. media markets, the W ...

  14. CNN's Piers Morgan Refuses To Name Source of Paul McCartney Phone Hack

    December 20, 2011 1:38 PM EST LONDON (AP) -- CNN celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan refused to disclose details Tuesday about his most damning link to Britain's phone hacking scandal - his acknowledgment that he once listened to a phone message left by Paul McCartney for ...

  15. Singer Charlotte Church: UK Press Destroyed My Career

    November 28, 2011 3:30 PM EST She was just 13 when Rupert Murdoch asked her to sing at his wedding. Charlotte Church was given a choice: a 100,000 pound fee, or a chance to generate good will with the media magnate by performing for free. She wanted the cash, but her record co ...

  16. News Corp's Sky News Deal Clears British Government

    June 30, 2011 7:29 AM EDT LONDON (Reuters) - News Corp secured British government backing for its buyout of BSkyB on Thursday after the minister responsible rejected complaints the move would give Rupert Murdoch too much power and influence. The Department of Media gave it ...

  17. News Corp. Nears MySpace Deal, Report

    June 06, 2011 5:30 PM EDT NEW YORK - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is nearing a decision on a deal for MySpace, with a strategic partnership appearing more likely than an outright sale, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the situation. ...

  18. The Daily: Rupert Murdoch's iPad-Only Newspaper Launches, Still A Work In Progress

    February 02, 2011 3:53 PM EST Today marks the launch of The Daily, NewsCorp's iPad newspaper that is founder Rupert Murdoch's vision for the future of digital publishing. Each "issue" features up to 100 "pages" of news, sports, entertainment, goss ...

  19. Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs to Unveil iPad-Only Newspaper Next Week?

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple head Steve Jobs will reportedly appear onstage together next week to unveil The Daily, the much anticipated iPad-only newspaper. According to a report on Yahoo's The Cutline blog , the two CEOs will laun ...

  20. MySpace Sale Reports 'Fabrications': News Corp Exec

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT News Corp digital chief Jonathan Miller said his company is not in talks to sell its once popular social networking site MySpace and described reports of any discussions as "fabrications." "We are definitely not in any ongoing talks ...

  21. Murdoch Admits To MySpace 'Mistakes'

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has admitted to "mistakes" with MySpace, after the division which houses the social network posted a loss of $150 million. News Corp. earned $839 million in the fiscal third quarter, which ended ...

  22. News Corp Won't Buy Twitter

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News Corp is not interested in buying popular microblogging site Twitter and will not sell its struggling social network MySpace, said the media conglomerate's chief executive, Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch, who arrived on Wednesday (July 9) at the ...

  23. Business Briefs: Last.fm, Rupert Murdoch, Live Nation

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- This does not mean that people aren't going to discover and then purchase songs at sites like MySpace or Imeem , but this study on grocery shoppers' unplanned purchases may make you rethink how many of those affiliate sales were actua ...

  24. News Corp President Chernin Leaving

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST News Corp president and COO Peter Chernin will leave after 12 years on the job, depriving the media conglomerate of its second-highest ranking executive as it deals with a severe decline in advertising revenue. Chernin, 57, is a well-regarded Holl ...

  25. News Corp Posts Steep Loss On Writedown

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rupert Murdoch's News Corp posted its biggest ever quarterly net loss, after taking an $8.4 billion writedown for the value of its Dow Jones acquisition, broadcasting licenses and other assets. Excluding the charge, the results missed Wall St ...

  26. MySpace To Develop Digital Music Player?

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST MySpace, the popular online social network owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, could develop a digital music player in the future, pitting it against Apple Inc's hot-selling iPod. But there are no immediate plans to make or sell such a ...

  27. Sky Arts Boosts Music Programming With 'Songbook'

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sky Arts, the U.K. arts and culture niche TV network operated by Rupert Murdoch's satellite-delivered BSkyB platform, is launching its new "Songbook" series on May 1. Sky Arts says the eight-part, one-hour weekly series, sponsored b ...

  28. Disinformation At Caroline

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Film/book company known for political material EMI-owned Caroline Distribution has reached an agreement to exclusively distribute the Dininformation's DVDs in the U.S. Perhaps best known for releasing politically-slanted material, Disinformat ...

  29. Warner Music Buys Aussie Indie FMR

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) acquired Australian independent label Festival Mushroom Records from Rupert Murdoch's media giant News Corp. The integration of the two companies will take place Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) ac ...

  30. Chinese Get Tough On Big Media

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News Corp. chairman/CEO Rupert Murdoch is expressing frustration with Chinese regulators' recent steps to put tighter controls on foreign media companies doing business in China. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- News Corp. chairman/CEO Ru ...

  31. News Corp. Buys IGN Ent.

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on Sept. 8 made another step toward becoming an Internet powerhouse, unveiling an agreement to acquire online community and entertainment firm IGN Entertainment for about $ NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Rupe ...

  32. News Corp Buys MySpace.com Owner For $580 Million

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal part of company's new internet biz unit. News Corp., the media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, is buying the online company Intermix Media Inc., owner of the social networking site MySpace.com, for $580 million in cash. The de ...

  33. News Corp. Offers To Buy Remaining Fox Stock

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., moving to regain full control of its majority-owned Fox television properties, is offering to buy the remaining publicly held shares of Fox Entertainment Group Inc. for ab NEW YORK (AP) -- Rupert Murdoch's Ne ...

  34. News Corp. Sued Over Latin American TV Consolidation

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An affiliate of a Venezuelan media conglomerate is suing to block a deal by News Corp. and DirecTV Group to restructure their satellite television properties in Latin America. NEW YORK (Reuters) -- An affiliate of a Venezuelan media conglomerate i ...

  35. DirecTV Consolidates LatAm Satellite Ops

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Ltd. on Oct. 11 said it will sell its stake in Sky Latin America to its DirecTV Group for $579 million, creating satellite broadcast monopolies in a region where profits ha NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Rupert Murdoch' ...