Speculation has been fueled that 21st Century Fox may be positioning to acquire control of the satellite company Sky after news broke that James Murdoch is returning as chairman. Murdoch stepped down four years ago as chairman of the company then...
The announcement has fueled speculation that News Corporation may be preparing to reassert itself in the European media landscape through a new takeover bid for the pay television group.
Four years after resigning at the height of a phone-hacking scandal, James Murdoch is back as chairman of the pay-TV group. That may rattle minority investors, but Murdoch has proven himself. It would be an odd move if Fox planned to buy the 61 percent of the company it doesn’t own.
Move comes as pay-TV giant seeks to hone its expanded European media operations.
LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - James Murdoch is to return as the chairman of Sky four years after a phone-hacking scandal forced him out, regaining his grip on a pay-TV group that now spans five European countries and is growing strongly. Murdoch...Show More Summary
James Murdoch, the youngest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has been named the new chairman of Sky, the satellite TV business his father built. James Murdoch served as CEO and then chairman of Sky previously from 2003 to 2012, but...Show More Summary
James Murdoch has been appointed chairman of pan Euro pay TV giant Sky TV. He will succeed Nicholas Ferguson. The move is not a great surprise given that Murdoch previously served as chairman from 2007 to 2012, having initially joined the board in 2003 and serving as chief exec from 2003 to 2007. More to come…
The pan-European pay TV giant, in which Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox owns a 39 percent stake, reports its first-half financials and customer growth for its fiscal second quarter. read more
Storytelling—both fiction and nonfiction, for good and for ill—will continue to define the world
21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch took aim at online video advertising formats such as Facebook’s, saying the future of video advertising is immersive ad like Hulu’s recently introduced formats.
Digital advertising is stuck in the dark ages and needs to catch up, says 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch. At a summit hosted by The Paley Center for Media, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch urged the advertising industry to be...Show More Summary
James Murdoch, who took over as CEO of 21st Century Fox in July, doesn't see Netflix as a harbinger of a world without advertising. But he said the ways brands reach consumers through video has to change. "It's easy for people to look...Show More Summary
Fox just had a huge day of ad sales — its most lucrative day in history, by some accounts, not including Super Bowl days or NFC Championships. Fox CEO James Murdoch told investors this week that Fox brought in more than $100 million...
21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch on Wednesday touched on the state of the TV business as it relates to on-demand viewing and tipped his hat to the growth of Hulu. During the company's first-quarter earnings call with investors, Murdoch spoke of the evolution the TV business has undergone, noting...
The Fox CEO and co-executive chair Lachlan Murdoch mention discuss how Hulu sub adds are up more than 60 percent, the "matured" cable bundle, the need for better audience measurement, the Fox Business network and the film business. read more
The company, led by executive chairmen Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch, also was affected by currency fluctuations and the exclusion of Shine from its result after the formation of Endemol Shine. read more
Fox News and the company's core brands remain "in great demand."
Yes, domestic consumers are starting to cut the pay TV cord, or not signing up in the first place. And, yes, TV ratings and ad sales are diminishing. But Fox CEO James Murdoch told the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference this morning that he remains optimistic about the business. Although he considers it “reasonable” to expect the U.S. Show More Summary
The Fox chief also tells investors that he is optimistic about "rebundling." read more
James Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and newly minted CEO of 21st Century Fox, will take stage at Business Insider’s flagship event, IGNITION: Future of Digital, on December 8-9, in New York City. At 42, Murdoch has two decades...Show More Summary