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  • Murdoch cements sons' leadership roles at News Corp., Fox

    Murdoch cements sons' leadership roles at News Corp., Fox
    His older son, Lachlan, quit a top executive job in the company and retreated to Australia. His second son, James, was battered by the British phone hacking scandal. Some analysts figured Rupert Murdoch's long-held ambition to leave his vast worldwide...
  • Fox TV chief and Murdoch favorite Peter Rice extends contract

    Fox TV chief and Murdoch favorite Peter Rice extends contract
    News that Fox TV chief Peter Rice had renewed his employment contract came, fittingly enough, in a press release about Rupert Murdoch's plans for corporate succession of his vast media empire. Wednesday's news release chronicled the return of Murdoch'...
  • Rupert Murdoch: Where Media Giant Meets Mom-and-Pop Store

    Rupert Murdoch has firmly ensconced his sons, Lachlan and James, in high-ranking positions in his media empire - to outside appearances treating the company as if it were a mom-and-pop store, where the keys can be passed down to the kids. In some...
  • Murdoch keeps it all in the family. Cable wants more ad dollars.

    Murdoch keeps it all in the family. Cable wants more ad dollars.
    After the coffee. Before changing my last name to Murdoch. The Skinny: Ever spend too much time online and your eyes hurt? That's how I felt yesterday. I hate Internet hangovers. Today's roundup includes more coverage of the drama at Rupert Murdoch's...
  • Media judgment, like Flight 370, has vanished

    Rush Limbaugh is right on this one. The reporting on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, has turned into a spectacle — not the good kind. It's all "such a show," Limbaugh told his listeners Monday. "We've got anchors and...
  • Discovery Mulls Joint Bids for Major Sports Rights for Eurosport

    LONDON -- Discovery Communications is preparing to up its game in the sports rights field as it eyes further premium contests for Eurosport, in which it holds a majority stake. "Eurosport is a bigger platform than ESPN on cable in the U.S. and it reaches...
  • Sky Italia Creates Two-Tiered Development Model

    Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia paybox is fixing up its Italo-scripted biz with a dual-content pipeline -- one for series like the $22 million mob-themed "Gomorrah," which is geared to a global audience; the other for spunky local romantic comedies like...
  • Pope Francis To Usher In Vatican 3D TV Transmission At Unprecedented Canonisation Ceremony

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will become the first pontiff seen globally in 3D during the upcoming April 27 ceremony in St. Peter's Square when two of his predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, will be canonised as saints. The unprecedented double...
  • 21st Century Fox's Europe/Asia Chief Moves to Fox International Channels

    21st Century Fox international exec Jan Koeppen is segueing to the top post overseeing Europe and Africa for Fox International Channels. Koeppen has spent the past five years as chief operating officer of Europe and Asia for the 21st Century Fox parent...
  • Fremantle Italia's Business Model Focuses on Format, Puts Corporate Sponsorship Into Budget Mix

    The boldest new format that FremantleMedia will be hawking at Mip is Italy's "Masterpiece," touted as the world's first talent show for wannabe writers. Perhaps more important, "Masterpiece" stems from changes under way at Fremantle's growing Italo...
  • Similar circumstances, similar falls [Commentary]

    Similar circumstances, similar falls [Commentary]
    To someone who has been engaged for most of his life in both politics and the media, the parallel story lines of Chris Christie and Rupert Murdoch are fascinating. Both hold reputations as tough, hard-fisted taskmasters — brilliant, successful, in...