Media mogul Rupert Murdoch to marry Jerry Hall

Jan 12, 2016

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch to marry Jerry Hall

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch will marry actress and former supermodel Jerry Hall, the couple announced in British newspaper The Times on Tuesday, after a four-month romance. The couple got engaged over the weekend in Los Angeles, where they attended the 73rd Golden Globes awards ...

Rupert Murdoch to step down as 21st Century Fox CEO

Jun 12, 2015

Rupert Murdoch to step down as 21st Century Fox CEO

Rupert Murdoch is preparing to step down as chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox Inc. and hand the CEO title to his son James, according to a person familiar with the matter. While it’s unclear whether a reorganization would happen this year or ...

Rupert Murdoch stirs tweet-storm with Muslim comments

Jan 15, 2015

Rupert Murdoch stirs tweet-storm with Muslim comments

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch sought to backtrack Wednesday from a Twitter storm stemming from comments about Muslims following the Paris attacks. “Certainly did not mean all Muslims responsible for Paris attack. But Muslim community must debate and confront extremism,” Murdoch said in a tweet ...

Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts

Aug 27, 2014

Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts

The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner. The offer went out to U.S.-based employees who are over 55 and ...

Murdoch's Fox abandons Time Warner takeover bid

Aug 6, 2014

Murdoch's Fox abandons Time Warner takeover bid

Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox decided to pull its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner Inc. on Tuesday, abandoning plans to create one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. The surprise announcement appeared to cut short what many investors had viewed as an ...

Murdoch creates 'Sky Europe' pay TV giant in deal with BSkyB

Jul 26, 2014

Murdoch creates 'Sky Europe' pay TV giant in deal with BSkyB

Rupert Murdoch’s media empire 21st Century Fox has struck a mega deal with British satellite television group BSkyB to form a pan-European pay-TV giant, the two companies announced Friday. BSkyB, 39 percent-owned by 21st Century Fox, said it has agreed to buy Fox’s 100 ...

Time Warner win would make Murdoch U.S. media king

Jul 17, 2014

Time Warner win would make Murdoch U.S. media king

Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. made an audacious offer for Time Warner Inc. that, if it succeeds, would transform the American media landscape and cement the 83-year-old’s status as the most powerful magnate in U.S. media and entertainment. While Time Warner, whose assets ...