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  • Rupert Murdoch Keeping Succession Plan Secret

    Rupert Murdoch may know who will succeed him at News Corp. and 21st Century Fox, but he's not sharing. "We have them," Murdoch said in response to questions about succession plans, adding that it was a matter for the board of directors. "But they're...
  • A la carte cable pricing is off the menu, exec says

    A la carte cable pricing is off the menu, exec says
    Despite calls for a la carte cable television packages, allowing consumers to pick and choose the channels they want, the media industry's system of selling large bundles of channels will not end soon. "A la carte is a fantasy," 21st Century Fox Chief...
  • News Corp Reports 3% Drop in Revenue in First Quarter

    News Corp, the recently spun off publishing side of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, reported that its revenue fell in the first quarter of its fiscal 2014, due to lower advertising revenue and foreign exchange fluctuations. The company reported that its...
  • Huge Upside for Launch of Fox Sports 1 and 2 Channels

    If it's at all nerve-wracking for Fox to try to transform two niche sports cable networks into take-all-comers Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, it would be more nerve-wracking not to. There's the fear of missing out on the next wave of sports...
  • ESPN Strives to Maintain Its Lead As Competition Heats Up

    Imagine one football player's amazing championship season. For decades, that has been the story of ESPN. Now, as media conglomerates other than owner Walt Disney launch their own sports-focused cablers, the question is whether the Bristol, Conn.-based...
  • Media Stocks See 'Wolf of Wall Street'-Like Rise in 2013

    Media stocks enjoyed a heady run in the bull market of 2013. Shares of most major congloms closed out the last full week of the year at or near 52-week highs. Netflix regained its platinum-plated status, thanks to solid subscriber growth and a...
  • CNN's Jeff Zucker Fires Back at Fox News' Roger Ailes

    CNN chief Jeff Zucker fired back at Fox News Channel CEO Roger Ailes on Friday, saying his understanding is that an upcoming Ailes biography "confirms what we've known along, which is the Republican Party is being run out of News Corp. headquarters,...
  • Fox stock may no longer trade in Murdoch's native Australia

    Fox stock may no longer trade in Murdoch's native Australia
    Nearly a decade after Rupert Murdoch moved his company's corporate headquarters to New York from his native Australia, his television and film company is moving to withdraw almost completely from Australia. 21st Century Fox announced late Wednesday that...
  • Big Media Hopes To Kill The Ad-Zapping DVR With Video On Demand

    When veteran tech executive Scott Maddux brought a digital video recorder into his home in 1999, the machine radically changed his boob-tube habits. At last, he could save shows to watch later and skip programs he wasn't ready to see. "I lived and...
  • Conglomerates Narrow Their Vision and Put Bold Moves on Back Burner

    Consider these recent key actions: Universal abruptly refocuses Focus Films in hopes of maximizing profits. Time Warner plans to spin off its magazines to a new publicly traded entity in which the editorial side of the magazines is placed under control of...
  • Roger Ailes biography 'Loudest Voice' is reasonably fair and balanced

    Roger Ailes biography 'Loudest Voice' is reasonably fair and balanced
    Weeks before its release, "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News — and Divided a Country" set the media universe popping and fizzing. And no wonder. The unauthorized biography of the media titan...
  • News Corp. Shakes Up Dow Jones with CEO Departure

    News Corp. is shaking up the management of its Dow Jones & Co. unit with the departure of Lex Fenwick after two years in the CEO post. News Corp. also said it would "review the institutional strategy" for the DJX digital information service that...