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News Corp’s Aussie Pay TV Giant Foxtel Targets 5M Subs, Touts “Disruptive” Streaming Growth

Australian pay TV and streaming giant Foxtel Group, which is majority-owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, is bullish about its streaming upside and sees itself as a disruptor now, management said during a strategy day for analysts Thursday. “Our emphasis on growth through streaming, through improved compelling interfaces, and on securing long-term valuable sports and […]

Is News Corp’s Move to Cap the Murdochs’ Voting Power More Than Optics?

On Sept. 22, News Corp, led by executive chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son, co-chair Lachlan Murdoch, made a change to its corporate governance that it had been in place since the newspaper and publishing giant was formed when it was spun off from Fox in 2013. The board of directors capped the voting stake […]

News Corp Terminates “Poison Pill” Takeover Defense, Caps Murdoch Family’s Voting Power

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp said Wednesday that its board of directors has authorized a $1 billion stock buyback program, terminated a shareholder rights plan, also known as a “poison pill,” which is a defense against hostile takeovers, and struck a deal with the Murdoch family to cap any increase in its voting power. The moves […]

Rupert Murdoch and Piers Morgan Join Forces for New U.K. Network War

A British news channel showdown may be on after all, with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp revealing plans to launch a network called talkTV in 2022 and signing up Piers Morgan as its first outside big-name talking head. The announcement on Thursday came days after the much-discussed GB News, which launched in June with the backing of […]

Piers Morgan Signs Global Deal With Fox News and News Corp

Piers Morgan is back in business with Rupert Murdoch. The former CNN and Good Morning Britain host has signed a global deal with both Fox News Media and News Corp, which will see him host a daily TV program that will air in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, publish columns in Murdoch’s newspapers and release […]

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 as it becomes available."

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, drugs, jealousy and anger.

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 assault.

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 pandemic.