Rupert Murdoch

Sean Spicer Is Resetting His Post-White House Career Strategy

The former press secretary didn’t land a lucrative TV news pundit job. Now both Spicer and Washington super lawyer/agent Bob Barnett are distancing themselves from each other.<p>At first, Sean Spicer’s exit from the White House followed the blueprint for famous administration officials.<p>Step one: Hire …

Long-form Journalism

The Perversity of the FCC’s Ownership Limits

For decades, rules meant to promote diversity stood in the way of a fourth major television network.<p>By<p>Preston Padden<p>The FCC is reconsidering some of its rules on the ownership of TV stations. These regulations date back to a bygone era of scarcity—predating cable television, the internet, video …

21st Century

Murdoch's Fox in talks with multiple buyers for TV, film assets

Shares in media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox surged to seven-month highs Friday after news it has been holding talks with at least three …

Televisions

Fox hunt gives Murdoch a rare chance to play defence

The hunter has become the hunted. Rupert Murdoch, who once successfully put Dow Jones into play, finds himself in the crosshairs of rivals Comcast, …

Walt Disney Company

Reimer: Jerry Jones shows NFL owners, not Roger Goodell, are to blame for league's PR woes

One of Jerry Jones’ central complaints against commissioner Roger Goodell is the NFL’s proclivity to move from controversy to controversy. The league …

Roger Goodell

Rupert Murdoch Made $585 Million Today on Talks of Fox Asset Selloff

First, Disney was interested in 21st Century assets and then Comcast — shareholders are having a good November<p>Even if he’s not selling, Rupert …

Entertainment

Would Rupert Murdoch break up his empire?

<b>Speculation is swirling that the Murdoch family is open to breaking up its entertainment business.</b><p>Shares in 21st Century Fox gained more than 6% on Friday, after several sources reported interest from Comcast, Sony and Verizon.<p>Last week the company, which is led by the family of Rupert Murdoch, was …

21st Century Fox

The White House may be interfering in an AT&T and Time Warner deal for political gain

Every administration, both Democratic and Republican, has been politicized. This inappropriate interference by federal government officials into all …

Trump Administration

The Brexit nightmare inside the Sun’s sleeping BBC journalists ‘scandal’

Normally such a front page could be dismissed as mischief. But amid the fractious dispute about who is really on the people’s side, it matters<p>Early in the play Ink, James Graham’s brilliant portrayal of the birth of the Murdoch Sun, the embryonic tycoon explains to the future editor of his new …

Opinion

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's anti-corruption campaign brings hope for Lebanon businessmen

<b>Adma, Lebanon</b>: Lebanon-based businessmen who lost enterprises through dealings with members of Saudi Arabia's royal family and others in the kingdom …

Middle East

21st Century Fox Shares Soar on Report of Comcast Acquisition Overture

Comcast has approached 21st Century Fox about acquiring key assets including its movie and TV studio and selected cable networks, according to a …

Televisions

Rudd calls for News Corp inquiry

A decade after he took office and ended 11 years of Coalition rule, former prime minister Kevin Rudd has launched a full-throttle attack on the …

Referendums

Fox forges future

By Mary Ann Halford 17-11-2017<p>The much-discussed potential sale of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox assets – even if it never happens – shows the media industry …

Walt Disney Company

Buyers circle suddenly attractive U.S. media companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All of a sudden, it seems, everybody wants to own a U.S. media company.<p>In the last few weeks, several of the world's biggest telecommunications and media companies have started circling Twenty First Century Fox Inc with an eye to buying a significant piece of Rupert Murdoch's …

Business

Why Rupert Murdoch Is Revamping His Media Empire After All These Years

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is in a mood to deal.<p>Reports in the Wall Street Journal and CNBC indicate that Comcast and Verizon have approached Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox about buying its entertainment properties such as the 20th Century Fox film studio and the U.K.’s Sky pay TV business. These are …

Journalism

Why there's so much anxiety in the media business right now

In every corner of the media business right now, something is up for sale. What's going on?<p>The answer: At a time of tremendous change in media consumption, big companies are trying to get bigger and upstarts are trying to survive. Many decisions are really just reactions to Google and Facebook's …

21st Century Fox

Recode Daily: It’s suddenly sale season for digital media companies

Plus, this week it’s Comcast that wants to buy part of 21st Century Fox, Williams-Sonoma buys an AR startup for its shopping experiences, and wearable books.<p><b>It’s sale season for digital media companies:</b> Univision is selling a minority stake in the Gawker Media sites it bought via bankruptcy auction …

21st Century Fox

Picking Apart Media's Big Thursday Starring Fox, Time and the FCC

It was a day to remember. Media consolidation finally saw its big day in the news, Thursday, Nov. 16, as so many long-running storylines began to …

Pete Cashmore

Sony Also Inquiring About 21st Century Fox Assets

The studio owned by the Japanese conglomerate has reached out to its Murdoch-controlled competitor to see which assets it might be willing to part …

21st Century Fox

Comcast Has Approached 21st Century Fox About an Acquisition

Verizon and Sony also are kicking the tires on 21st Century Fox’s assets<p>New suitors are circling 21st Century Fox Inc., affirming that the media empire built by Rupert Murdoch is now in play.<p>Comcast Corp. has approached the media company to express interest in buying a substantial piece of it, …

21st Century

Murdoch Is Right On Print Growth -- Swapping Fivers For A Pound Has Little Future

Yesterday saw media writers focus on Rupert Murdoch's very frank admission that he had no interest in buying any more newspapers because the company …

Advertising Industry

If Rupert Murdoch Sells 21st Century Fox, What Happens to TV?

News that Rupert Murdoch has discussed selling off huge chunks of his 21st Century Fox film and TV empire — first to the Walt Disney Co., and more …

TV

Fast Europe Open: Mario Draghi in Frankfurt

NBCUniversal owner Comcast and US telecoms group Verizon have separately approached Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to explore potential …

Economy

The media today: ‘Winter is here for digital media’

<b>On a day</b> in which a sitting US Senator was accused of sexual assault and the White House hosted its first press briefing after a marathon foreign …

Journalism

21st Century Fox: content to sell

Rupert Murdoch, friend of Donald Trump and father of Fox News, has always had a keen sense of the political and financial winds. His beloved Sun …

21st Century Fox

Fox shares jump on signs of more takeover interest

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) shares jumped 8 percent in premarket trading on Friday after sources said both Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) were also interested in buying parts of its studio and TV operations.<p>A week after reports of interest from …

Business

Comcast wants Fox’s international biz but it’ll have to wait for AT&T-Time Warner approval first

The cable media behemoth really wants Fox’s Sky and Star businesses. Trump is still a factor.<p>Last week, we heard Disney was talking to 21st Century Fox about a Big Media Deal. This week, it’s Comcast and Fox.<p>Of course, it makes sense Comcast would want to buy parts of Fox, Rupert Murdoch’s media …

Net Neutrality

'The Murdochs as we know them are now almost a thing of the past': Author Michael Wolff

With the latest news that Comcast has expressed an interest in acquiring some of 21st Century Fox's assets, it's now very clear that "Fox has put …

21st Century Fox

Warnings, downgrades weigh as European shares post another weekly fall | Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) - Disappointing earnings updates and a series of broker downgrades weighed on European shares on Friday, with regional indexes …

Markets

European shares weighed down by disappointing updates, downgrades

MILAN (Reuters) - European shares steadied on Friday with disappointing company updates and broker downgrades weighing on the broader market, while …

Markets