21st Century Fox

The Trump-Loving Lawyer Who Won’t Stop Suing Fox News

Douglas Wigdor raced out of his law offices near Union Square in Manhattan, jumped on a bike, and, still wearing his navy suit and purple tie, …

Business

Australia's Fairfax Media to float lucrative property ad arm

SYDNEY (AFP) -<p>Fairfax Media's shareholders are set to vote on spinning off its lucrative property advertising division, the Australian publishing giant said Friday.<p>Like its international peers, Fairfax -- the owner of major mastheads The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial …

Fairfax Media

Big tech is under increasing pressure as London bans Uber

THE GLOBAL techlash is picking up strength. There had been signs that Uber, the ride-hailing firm, might face difficulties renewing its operating …

Uber

Leading the Legal War Against Fox

It was late in April, not long after he had filed his first three lawsuits against Fox News and was gearing up to file three more that the lawyer Douglas Wigdor decided he needed a flow chart. His legal barrage against the network was getting confusing. Litigation was flying everywhere. It was …

SI Media Podcast: Addressing ESPN's Recent Missteps, What's Next for the Network

As part of a 77-minute Sports Illustrated Media podcast, <i>Sports Business Daily</i> media reporter John Ourand said there were ESPN executives he spoke …

Jemele Hill

Will The NFL's 2016 Ratings Slump Rebound After A Fraught Election Year?

Despite 31 of its contests ranking among the top 100 most-viewed programs of 2016, last year’s National Football League (NFL) television ratings suffered an 8% drop from the league’s 2015 average. Entering Week 3 of the 2017 season, the dip in viewership continues to cause degrees of revenue and …

Roger Goodell

The IPL jackpot: What will Sony do now?

Sony's estimated profit on IPL over 10 years is ₹2,500 crore. Why didn't it fight tooth & nail to keep the rights?

Indian Premier League

The 25 Most Important Families in Hollywood History

From the Coppolas to the Barrymores to, yes, the Kardashians.<p>The 25 Most Important Families in Hollywood History<p>PreviousNext<p>Nepotism is as common in Hollywood as firing your agent or practicing an awards speech in the mirror, but sometimes, it leads to incredible things. From vaudeville veterans …

Entertainment

If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s …

Markets

Top competition watchdog forced to cut off friendship with Murdoch lawyer over Sky takeover

Britain’s top competition watchdog has been forced to cut off his friendship with a senior City lawyer over potential accusations of bias in the investigation of the Murdoch family’s £11.7bn Sky takeover bid.<p>Andrea Coscelli, chief executive of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), will “take …

Business (UK)

Facebook, Alphabet Find Few Friends in Washington

It’s getting lonelier in Washington, D.C., for Facebook and Alphabet. Lobbyists, lawyers, investors and others who straddle tech and political worlds …

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

ESPN needs to worry about Fox News, not Fox Sports 1

In his blow-by-blow of the horrible week that was for ESPN in the wake of Jemele Hill’s Sept. 11 Twitter comments about President Trump, Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand noted that conservative-minded Fox News feasted on the outrage:<p>Fox News wasted no time highlighting those tweets. Fox News …

Sports

Axios Media Trends

Good morning and happy Tuesday. Thanks for subscribing to Axios Media Trends. Send tips and ideas to sara@axios.com and tell your friends and …

Journalism

Fox Presses for Arbitration or Dismissal in Suit Over Seth Rich Article

Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, have filed a motion to move the defamation and racial discrimination lawsuit involving a Fox News article about the death of a young Democratic aide from a New York federal court to arbitration.<p>In the alternative, Fox said that the lawsuit should …

Business

Plagued by scandal, Fox struggles to change culture

NEW YORK - A former Fox Business Network guest commentator has accused a prominent host of rape -- the latest in a series of sexual misconduct …

Philippines

NBCU, Time Warner, Viacom Tops In August Program, Commercial Share

In August, NBCUniversal, Time Warner and Viacom were the top three TV network groups when it came to market share of total viewers.<p>Looking at Nielsen …

Advertising

Some ESPN executives believe Fox is "orchestrating attacks" against their network

With ESPN under fire from all sides for its handling of the Jemele Hill situation and other incidents like Robert Lee’s removal from a Virginia game, …

Jemele Hill

Streaming TV Services Up Production Budgets

Premium online services continue to raise production budgets, but they also see the need for traditional TV-movie content.<p>For 2017, Netflix is …

Televisions

How Hulu helped the TV networks (kind of) reclaim the top Emmys honor

<i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> made history last night when it took home the Outstanding Drama Series prize at the Emmy Awards, becoming the first show produced by a streaming site to take home what is arguably the TV industry’s top honor. Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel had a big night …

TV

Angst grows at ESPN after new miscues

The mood in Bristol, Conn., last week was a strange mixture of embarrassment and frustration following a series of public missteps that culminated …

Sports Industry

Ten creditors vote in favour of CBS bid

Ten Network creditors have voted to accept CBS's bid for the embattled broadcaster, rejecting a rival proposal from Bruce Gordon and Lachlan …

Brisbane

Finance to hold hearing on ObamaCare repeal bill

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing Monday on the latest effort to repeal ObamaCare as Republicans eye a potential vote next week.<p>“A …

U.S. Congress

CBS raises bid for Ten ahead of creditor's meeting

CBS has confirmed it has raised its bid for the Ten Network ahead of the second creditor's meeting on Tuesday..<p>"Yes, we have increased our bid," the …

Business (Australia)

Boycotting The NFL Has Led To Declining Television Ratings

<i>Source: Seattle Seahawks</i><p>Give Colin Kaepernick a job, ride for the right side of history or continue to be a thing of the past.<p>Multibillion dollar …

Televisions

And the top award goes to ... Hulu?

Hulu, the underdog of the streaming TV wars, just beat out Netflix and Amazon for TV's top prize.<p>Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale's" made history Sunday as the first streaming service series to win the Emmy for outstanding drama.<p>Networks like HBO and, more recently, Internet players like Netflix vie for …

Entertainment

And This Year, the Emmy Goes to … Politics

LOS ANGELES — In any other year, big-hearted dramas like “Stranger Things” or “This Is Us” or a period drama like “The Crown” would dominate the Emmys.<p>But this was no normal year.<p>This is a moment in which the partisan chasm has widened and political discourse has taken on a greater sense of …

Business

Murdoch-Owned Media’s Radical Climate Denial in the Face of Disaster

A recent survey by progressive watchdog Public Citizen (9/12/17) on the media’s coverage of hurricanes Harvey and Irma confirms what’s long been …

Journalism

Netflix aims to build next great Hollywood studio

<b>If you’re an</b> actor or producer in Hollywood, it’s hard to miss the flag Netflix has planted in Tinseltown. Its new 14-storey tower is visible for …

Netflix

Meghan McCain to Leave Fox News Channel (EXCLUSIVE)

Meghan McCain, the political scion who turned a stint as a blogger and TV show host into a role as a contributor at Fox News Channel, is leaving the …

Sliding NFL ratings could throw networks for a loss

In a fractured media environment where award-winning scripted dramas compete for the public's attention along with goofy cat videos, one of the few …

New York Giants