Uniting the Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox production studios would give Rupert Murdoch control over the two largest film and television catalogs ever assembled, creating a highly lucrative annuity and allowing for unprecedented sway over how content is made and sold across distribution platforms.
On the heels of Time Warner’s rejection of an unsolicited takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, here’s a look at how companies politely tell potential buyers to get lost.
Jeff Bewkes doesn’t like big media mergers, but that doesn’t mean he won’t make a good deal, from Rupert Murdoch or another bidder. He’ll do whatever creates the most value for shareholders, and now that most likely means selling.
The truth is sometimes far stranger than fiction.
The Guardian reports that the police will interview the media mogul about allegations of journalistic misconduct in his media empire.
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“There’s a sense that we’re doing something very big and very exciting,” CEO Joel Klein told BuzzFeed.
All Rupert Murdoch had to do to reposition his eldest son Lachlan as his successor, which is what he always wanted, was break up his media empire.
The Facebook CEO has grown into a cocksure leader, solid operator, and gutsy deal-maker, even if the casual dress remains.
The former Prime Minister offered his advice to the then News International CEO and Rupert Murdoch on how to react to phone hacking allegations.
Sky Movies have acquired the rights to the festive favourite.
This is what we imagine is going through the media mogul’s mind in the photos on his Tumblr page.
In a secret recording obtained by a U.K. news organization, Rupert Murdoch indicates that he knew of the practice of paying for information.
They’re more compatible than you’d think.
News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is single again, after catching the media world flat-footed by filing for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng Murdoch. Not only is Murdoch’s marriage splitting, but so is his company. News Corp is set to divide into two companies next week.
Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from wife Wendi Deng Murdoch after 14 years of marriage, saying the relationship was “irretrievably broken.” The company’s operations are not expected to be affected, and Deng is subject to terms of a pre-nup.
And we were just recovering from the Putins’ split.
The studio remains 20th Century Fox as the successor to the current News Corporation gets a minimalist new logo.
Yes, that was the former representative from Ohio’s 10th District on the red carpet — and everyone wants to know why.
Before venting on Twitter, the News Corp. chairman grumbled behind the scenes. A particular irritant: Immigration.
This morning, News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch tweeted that, in the wake of the TomKat divorce, he believed Scientologists were “creepy, maybe even evil.” He says he’s received hundreds of attacks and he expects them to become more threatening, but Scientologists actually seem to have remained quiet on the controversy thus far.
Can someone let him borrow your lotion?
How did a fake twitter account get verified for Wendi Deng? And why is Rupert Murdoch’s account so sketchy? A speculative theory.
Political twitter becomes a firehose on nights like last night. Here’s some of what you missed.
Maybe somebody whose first language isn’t English? Read the tweets below and see if you agree with Murdoch chronicler Gabriel Sherman, who speculated last night that Murdoch’s Chinese-born wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, is typing up the tweets for a mogul who only recently learned to use email.
The News Corp. chief unexpectedly backed Santorum on his wild new Twitter account today. What was that about?
The News Corp. CEO gave a speech in San Francisco yesterday at an education summit and was interrupted by #OccupySesameStreet activists, ostensibly speaking out for education reform. All six protesters were ejected from the conference but no arrests were made. Staged? (via Gawker and Xinhua News.)
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Remember the phone hacking scandal? This letter was made public today, and the implications could be devastating for Rupert Murdoch and his gang. Read the full story here.
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Time for Hasbro to churn out a NewsCorp special edition. (via.)
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