Not long after complaining about the impact of Thursday Night Football on his network’s Sunday NFL programming, FOX CEO James Murdoch is now defending the decision to commit more than $3 billion to the product over the next five years. “As the scarcity value of large audiences coming together around national events continues to rise, [more]
TNF rights per game will increase 33% beginning next season.
With Fox winning Thursday Night Football rights for five years, it marks a new turn for the network and the sports division. As recently as three months ago, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch said there was too much football to watch,...Show More Summary
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Billionaire right-wing media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal delayed and then killed an editorial revealing Donald Trump’s mob ties, Esquire reported. WSJ editor Paul Gigot, delayed an editorial by Ted Cruz supporter James Freeman until after Trump was the presumed nominee....
Ken Auletta writes about the industry news surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s sale of Fox Entertainment to Disney, and how the merger will affect Murdoch’s sons James and Lachlan.
The Walt Disney Company on Thursday announced it would acquire 21st Century Fox in a massive deal worth $52.4 billion and may put Fox's chief executive in line to run one of the most iconic entertainment companies in the world.
Could James Murdoch soon be in the running to succeed Robert Iger? That's one of several intriguing scenarios that could be at play as talks between 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney Co. gain momentum, according to two executives close to the process who were not authorized to discuss the situation....
If 21st Century Fox chooses to sell big parts of itself to Disney, James Murdoch may leave his family’s empire to become a senior executive at the media giant.
Disney is said to be seeking to acquire parts of Fox’s empire in a transaction that could offer a senior executive role for Rupert Murdoch’s son James at Disney.
21th Century Fox CEO James Murdoch has been "suggested" as a candidate succeed Bob Iger as Disney CEO, when the storied executive eventually retires, according to The Financial Times, which cited "people briefed on the talks" in a report...Show More Summary
21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch today declined to address reports of ongoing sale discussions with Disney. Asked at UBS’ annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York City to comment about the “elephant in the room”...Show More Summary
The "For Sale" sign is out at 21st Century Fox, and several of the biggest media companies are lining up to speak with executive chairman Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan about buying many of the company's most prized assets. Less than two weeks ago, news broke that Fox had been in on-again,...
James and Lachlan Murdoch did not take questions about reports that Disney had discussed acquiring some of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment business.
When FOX CEO James Murdoch blamed the decline in NFL ratings on oversaturation from products like Thursday Night Football, the NFL responded in part by targeting the messenger not the message, given that FOX doesn’t broadcast Thursday night games. That approach won’t apply this time around. CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus has attributed the ratings [more]
James Murdoch explains why he thinks NFL ratings have taken a small tumble this year
"It was a harassment complaint, and we ended his employment there."
Forget the controversy over National Anthem protests, politics or the quality of NFL matchups. NFL ratings have declined over the past two years because of the "overproliferation" of games, particularly as the league expanded Thursday Night Football, said 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch. Murdoch, who spoke this morning at the Paley International Council Summit...