Advertisement

Topic: News Corp.

Disney’s Rasulo Dismisses the Fox Sports 1 Threat

Mouse House CFO relegates ESPN rivals to a ‘distant No. 2’

While Fox Sports 1 believes it will be competitive with ESPN within a few years after its August 17 launch, at least one of Bristol’s corporate overseers seems all but…

News Corp. Plans Cost-Cutting as Newspapers Are Divested From Entertainment

Nearly half of revenue comes from sources other than advertising

News Corp. chief executive Robert Thomson said cost cuts will be "relentless" as the company's newspaper arm divests from Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets, Reuters reported. The new News Corp. will debut…

Hulu Bidding War Heats Up

Yahoo, other suitors low-ball the streaming video service

While the bidding fracas over Hulu begins to take on the dimensions of an all-out war, it appears that the brand’s suitors are unwilling to pay anywhere near its $2…

Struggling for Ad Support, Huffington Mag Looks Past iPad

Revamp under way

When The Huffington Post’s weekly iPad magazine Huffington transitioned from a pay model to free last August, advertising was intended to sustain the tablet-native title, as consumers had resisted paying…

Fox Spills the Beans on Upfront Slate

Network orders up four dramas and five comedies

Having finished the process of selecting its new original series for the upcoming broadcast season, Fox on Wednesday evening took the unconventional step of revealing its picks ahead of next…

A Very Brief History of Web Video

From lonelygirl15 to billions of viewers

December 1995-January 1999 After seeing Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s short Spirit of Christmas, TV exec Brian Graden commissions a second video he distributes to friends on VHS. The video—and…

Will News Corp. Pursue a Subscription Model? [Updated]

Univision, CBS join Chase Carey in taking aim at Aereo

Chase Carey minced no words when it comes to Aereo. Addressing broadcasters gathered in Las Vegas for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention, the News Corp. president and CEO…

Will Hulu's Interim CEO Be Able to Keep Everyone Happy?

Andy Forssell knows his content partners, and it looks like they're going to be his main job

Andy Forssell's appointment as interim CEO at Hulu isn't necessarily a surprise, but it does suggest that Hulu is worried about one thing and one thing only at the moment:…

Fox Sports 1 to Launch Aug. 17

News Corp. takes the wraps off its bid to take share from ESPN

After months of speculation—and 15 years of behind-the-scenes machinations—Fox Sports on Tuesday officially announced plans to launch a national cable sports network. And while the ultimate goal is to topple…

News Corp. Critic Sen. Lautenberg Won't Seek Re-Election in 2014

Formal announcement set for Friday

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), a persistent critic of News Corp. and media consolidation, said Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014. The 89-year-old Senator confirmed his plans to the Newark,…

Advertisement