19 hrs ago
Fox-Time Warner cultural divide erects hurdles to takeover plan
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23 hrs ago
The Washington Post
Murdoch to Sell Europe Pay-TV Stakes to BSkyB for $9 Billion
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc. agreed to sell its pay-TV businesses in Italy and Germany for more than $9 billion, gaining funds it could use to raise an $80 billion takeover bid for Time Warner Inc. British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, which is 39 percent owned by Fox, will pay 2.9 billion pounds in cash for Fox's 57.4 percent stake in Sky ... (more)
BSkyB Adds More TV Subs in Latest Quarter, Posts Lower Full-Year Profit
The U.K. pay TV giant, in which 21st Century Fox owns a 39 percent stake, saw higher revenue offset by higher costs, including for English soccer league rights.
BSkyB to buy Fox's Italy, German pay-TV assets
BSkyB said Friday it had entered into a deal to buy all of the stake in 21st Century Fox's Sky Italia and 57.4% of its interest in Sky Deutschland.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Unions Create a Shadow
The recently concluded B20 meeting in Sydney was addressed by Australia's top politicians and the cream of Australian business chiefs, including Rupert Murdoch, BHP's Andrew Mackenzie, and Energy Australia's Catherine Tanna.
Jon Stewart launches mock Kickstarter campaign to buy CNN, L.A. Times reports
Funnyman Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show" announced a mock Kickstarter campaign to buy CNN for $10 billion, according to the L.A. Times.
Media Matters for America
How Rupert Murdoch Pushed Australia Into A Climate Change Retreat
Australia last week became "the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions."
Wed Jul 23, 2014
21st Century Fox Fears Debt in Effort to Acquire Time Warner
Time Warner wants more than $100 a share, but 21st Century Fox is looking to pay $90-$95, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Writer's guild opposes media mergers: Fox Time Warner deal
BENGALURU: The chatter about moves, countermoves by both sides continues unabated around global media circles.
Analyst Downgrades Fox, Time Warner Stocks Amid Industry Deal Focus
Cowen & Co.' s Doug Creutz says Rupert Murdoch is "fully back in deal mode," which has in the past "meant poor results for shareholders," and also turns more negative on the broader entertainment sector.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Editor & Publisher
Shoptalk: Ode to the Paris Herald
It was inevitable that The New York Times would do away with the International Herald Tribune, successor to the Paris Herald Tribune, of which it became part owner in 1966.
Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Warner Plays Defense | Netflix Hits 50 Million Subscribers
Time Warner Cancels Shareholders' Ability to Call Special Board Meeting, Guards Against Fox Acquisition Time Warner is playing defense.
Fox or Time Warner, who will blink first? Time Warner changes bylaws
BENGALURU: Reports fly thick and fast, some speculation, some part truth across the global media about the aftermath of Time Warner's rejection of Twenty First Century Fox unsolicited merger bid.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The Washington Post
Murdoch Follows Strategy That Won Dow Jones: Pounce, Leak, Wait
It's the strategy Rupert Murdoch has employed in his effort to acquire Time Warner Inc., and similar to one that proved successful in the billionaire's last big media takeover.
Time Warner Changes By-Laws To Help Block A Hostile Takeover
This is the first concrete sign that Time Warner is determined to fight Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch if he decides to do an end run around the board in an effort to acquire the company .
Hacking trial: Rupert Murdoch 'went nuts' about Rebekah...
James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.
Rupert Murdoch still wants Time Warner
On Monday, Bloomberg News reported that Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is considering increasing its offer with proceeds from the sale of its Italian and German Sky TV assets.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Time Warner turnaround effort opened door to bid
On a Saturday in early June, Jeffrey Bewkes , the chief executive of Time Warner, got an e-mail from Chase Carey , president of 21st Century Fox, proposing lunch.
Rupert Murdoch Does Not Want HBO or CNN -- He Wants Wayne Enterprises
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Washington Post
Time Warner CEO's Independence Pitch Faces Murdoch Value Record
Jeff Bewkes says Time Warner Inc. is better off without Rupert Murdoch, who proposes to buy the entertainment giant for more than $75 billion.