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News Corp Scraps Plans to Launch Fox News-Style U.K. Network

With a channel not financially viable, the company will focus on producing streaming video content. David Rhodes will leave his consultant role at News UK, but continue advising the parent company.

News Corp, Google Agree to Landmark Deal to Pay for News

The commercial deal will see premium content from the global news publisher led by Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch land on the Google News Showcase.

Rupert Murdoch Gets COVID-19 Vaccination in U.K.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, 89, received his COVID-19 vaccination in the U.K., where he has been isolating since the summer, saying: "I strongly encourage people around the world to get the vaccine…

ViacomCBS to Sell Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House for More Than $2 Billion

ViacomCBS has agreed to sell its book unit Simon & Schuster to Bertelsmann's Penguin Random House for $2.175 billion in cash.

‘The Sun’ Lawyer Claims Johnny Depp Was Misogynistic Abuser of Ex-Wife Amber Heard

A lawyer for British tabloid 'The Sun' claimed Monday that Johnny Depp was "a hopeless addict" whose violence toward ex-wife Amber Heard was fueled by misogyny and a toxic combination of drink…

Amber Heard Accuses Johnny Depp of Throwing Bottles Like “Grenades”

Amber Heard alleged in a London court that ex-husband Johnny Depp threw "30 or so bottles" at her as if they were "grenades or bombs" and that he accidentally severed part of his finger during the…

Australian Pay TV Giant Foxtel Lays off 200 Amid Virus Crisis

Australian pay TV giant leader Foxtel, which is majority-owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, has laid off 200 employees and put 140 additional staffers on leave until June amid the coronavirus…

News Corp to Sell Video Advertising Firm Unruly in Stock Deal

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has agreed to sell London-based programmatic video advertising platform Unruly to Israel-based, London-listed Tremor International. News Corp will get a 6.91 percent stake…

Geoffrey Rush Wins Sexual Harassment Defamation Suit Against News Corp. Newspaper

The Oscar winner has won an initial $610,000 in damages from the Daily Telegraph, which alleged he'd engaged in inappropriate behavior toward co-star Eryn Jean Norvill during a production of 'King…

News Corp, Telstra Finalize Fox Sports Australia, Foxtel Merger

Ahead of the June merger, News Corp said it has written down the value of its Foxtel and Fox Sports investment by $1 billion.

U.K. Scraps Phase 2 of Leveson Inquiry Into Media Industry, Citing “Seismic Changes”

"Issues like clickbait, fake news, malicious disinformation and online abuse" now "threaten high-quality journalism," says culture secretary Matt Hancock.

Geoffrey Rush Wins Temporary Gag Order Against Australian Tabloid

The Oscar-winning actor filed a defamation suit against The Daily Telegraph in December. The newspaper's lawyers argued it had information it had not published that backed its defense case.