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Roger Ailes Signs New Deal at News Corp.

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Four-year agreement continues Ailes' oversight over Fox News, Fox Business Channel, 20th TV and the Fox stations group.

Roger Ailes just got four more years at News Corp.

The CEO of Fox News signed a new four-year deal, giving him continued oversight of the Fox Business Channel, 20th TV and the Fox stations group, according to a News Corp. release.

Ailes joined News Corp. in 1996 and lauched Fox News Channel that year. 

EARLIER: Roger Ailes in Contract Talks at News Corp. 

Fox News remains the dominant cable news network, ahead of its competitors by a wide margin on the strength of marquee shows hosted by Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. Fox News is also the only cable news network to post gains in the adults 25-54 demo in 2012. 

Its coverage of the Oct. 16 presidential debate topped all other cable news channels and even coverage by broadcast network CBS.