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Topic: Rupert Murdoch

Malone’s Liberty Media Snaps Up Charter Stake

Cable pioneer formerly known as “Darth Vader” locks in $2.6 billion deal

The cable pioneer who Al Gore once referred to as “Darth Vader” has fired up the tractor beam, as John Malone’s Liberty Media has snared a significant stake in Charter…

Liberty Takeover of Virgin Media U.K. Again Pits Malone Against Murdoch

U.K. media expect a wave of marketing from Virgin to catch up to Sky

London ad sources expect a European marketing onslaught from a combined Liberty Global-Virgin Media company after Liberty founder John Malone announced the cable giant’s $16 billion agreed takeover of the…

'New' News Corp. Fills Executive Ranks

London-based execs named chief strategy officer and chief creative officer

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is organizing ranks at its proposed separate publishing arm, which it's currently calling the "New News Corporation." Anoushka Healy, the group managing editor of News Corp.'s London…

The Daily's Woes Proves Content, Not Platform Is King

Publication was boxed-in from Day 1 by its iPad-only positioning

The Daily will fire off its last electronic dispatches Dec. 15, bringing an end to a deeply flawed, but ultimately important experiment in digital journalism. When the News Corp.-owned publication announced…

High-Level Changes at News Corp.

Execs shuffled; folds The Daily, its costly iPad experiment, after a year

Huge changes are afoot at News Corp. today as the scandal-wracked company prepares to split into two publicly traded parts. The media juggernaut announced that Robert Thomson, a long-serving lieutenant…

Roger Ailes Renews News Corp. Contract

Fox News chairman and CEO will head multiple divisions for four more years

Roger Ailes has signed a new four-year contract to remain chairman and CEO of Fox News and chairman of Fox Television Stations. The positions oversee multiple Fox properties, including Fox…

Investors Fail to Affect Leadership Structure at News Corp.

Murdoch's role unchanged

The hacking scandal in the English press continues to dog News Corporation, at least in the minds of a few excitable reporters, who speculate that trouble will come to the media…

Jonathan Miller to Leave News Corp.

Digital chief's departure is latest in string of top-level shuffles

News Corp. chief digital officer Jonathan Miller is leaving his position at the end of next month and will work as an "outside advisor" to the company for about a…

Group Petitions FCC to Deny Renewal of Fox TV Licenses

Action against News Corp. is seen as a long shot

Washington reaction to the News Corp. hacking scandal has been relatively quiet, but at least one group isn't giving up. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a…

Peter Rice Named Head of Fox Networks Group

Sports boss David Hill transitions to broader role at News Corp.; Mariah Carey joins Idol

In a major restructuring of News Corp.’s media and entertainment juggernaut, Peter Rice has been elevated to chairman and CEO of the Fox Networks Group. The promotion puts Rice at…

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