This is a big conundrum for major TV companies that have seen their ratings and ad sales fall: Should they cut spending to keep profit margins high — or increase outlays to help develop shows that might succeed? Fox is taking the latter...Show More Summary
By Jennifer Saba (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is in no doubt that James Murdoch is ready to take a much bigger role at Twenty-First Century Fox, by far the largest part of the media empire that James' father Rupert Murdoch built. Show More Summary
The 21st Century Fox co-COO and Uday Shankar, the CEO of the conglomerate's Star India, sat down with Narendra Modi. read more
Image via Google Earth Media tycoon and generally wealthy person Rupert Murdoch has sold his horseshoe-shaped house in Beverly Hills to none other than his youngest son, James Murdoch. After he quietly listed the home for $35M last year, the...
Points to Fox co-COO James Murdoch for at least noting that there's a lack of transparency about succession plans throughout Big Media — even as he sidestepped a question about the situation at his company. Who-will-follow-Rupert has...Show More Summary
While 21st Century Fox Inc.'s co-chief operating officer, James Murdoch, is enthusiastic about the dynamic future of television, he’s not ready to give up on the established profit machines in the business.
The Fox co-COO says "the real killer app in digital actually is TV," that he wants "tranquillo" carriage talks and that pay TV operators haven't innovated enough read more
Shareholders of the pay TV giant also approve its name change from BSkyB after recent acquisitions in Germany and Italy read more
James Murdoch has been overwhelmingly re-elected as a director to the Sky board following an AGM vote this Friday. Murdoch received 95.65% in his favour, with 4.35% against. He had faced a protest earlier in the week in the form of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum. Show More Summary
He is expected to remain a director of the U.K. pay TV giant after last year being opposed by less than 4 percent of shareholders read more
James Murdoch is once again facing opposition from a group of institutional investors calling for shareholders to vote against his re-election to the board of Sky. The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum released a statement saying Murdoch's...Show More Summary
The company's Italian pay TV arm Sky Italia will invest heavily in two new television series, both with ties to Oscar winners. read more
21st Century Fox Co-COO James Murdoch recently told investors that about half of his studio’s cash flow comes from television series. “There’s maybe one other firm that can claim the same volume and success” that Fox has had in TV, he said at the Sanford C Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in May. Show More Summary
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The disappointing performance of movies including The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Walking With Dinosaurs, Runner Runner, and The Counselor still weighs on investors when they look at 21st Century Fox. But while Co-COO James Murdoch acknowledges that ”last year we didn’t have a great run” in theatrical films, he told the Sanford C. Show More Summary
The 21st Century Fox COO also discusses the company's approach to sports rights, explains recent divestitures in China and says it is important to spend money on "content that is big and matters." read more
Former AOL and News Corp. digital unit head Jonathan Miller is also named a director at true[x] media. read more
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In addition to Mr. Murdoch, Jonathan Miller, the former chief executive of AOL, and Mich Mathews, the former chief marketing officer of Microsoft, are becoming directors of True[X], a venture capital-backed start-up.
Avon Pension Fund and others who owned News Corp stock from mid-February to mid-July 2011 charged in the class action suit that Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch, former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, and other execs at News Corp (before it split into two companies) committed fraud when the UK hacking scandal was unfolding. Show More Summary