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  1. Murdoch meeting seen as conflict of interest

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... A recent meeting in New York between Rupert Murdoch and India's law minister is likely to put the government in the hot seat when parliament meets today. Mr Murdoch's Star News ... with the headline: 'Conflict of interest when Star application is before government?' Mr Jaitley, an ambitious politician and a former counsel for Mr Murdoch, has tried to make light of the meeting ...

  2. Murdoch's Star News told to be more Indian

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Rupert Murdoch's satellite television company Star India, under attack by rivals who claim it has circumvented government regulations meant to ensure Indian control of news channels, ... and carry considerable political clout, and its success provoked Indian-owned satellite companies, which protested that through the 'dummy company' MCCS, Mr Murdoch was skirting government ...

  3. Murdoch says media could be world class

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... The mogul talks of economic prowess but avoids sensitive topic of openness Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp, told Communist Party leaders yesterday that foreign countries could help China to create an 'exemplary media industry'. In a speech at the Central Party School in Beijing, Mr Murdoch said the media business was a good opportunity for China ...

  4. Star TV names new chief executive

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sidney Luk Australian Michelle Guthrie has been named to replace Star TV chief executive James Murdoch, the new head of British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB), Star Group announced yesterday. Ms Guthrie is the first female to head Star TV, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, and will oversee the pay-television operator's key markets in India and China. Ms Guthrie, ...

  5. ABP chosen as Star India Hindi news partner

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Rupert Murdoch's Star India has chosen Calcutta publisher ABP as the dominant partner for its recently launched Hindi news channel. Star India is expected to announce the deal soon. ... (MCCS), a company floated by Mr Murdoch to supply content to his Hindi language Star News channel launched in April. Controversy surrounding earlier Indian investors in MCCS, in which Star India ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rupert Murdoch whizzed through Hong Kong and with much fanfare announced a major broadband-TV initiative with then Cable & Wireless HKT. Months later, Richard Li Tsar-kai's PCCW took over the main telephone company and the deal fell apart amid recriminations stretching back to Mr Li's sale of Star TV to Mr Murdoch. However, just to prove there is no such thing ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It appears to have a recent convert in global media baron Rupert Murdoch. On Friday he found himself beset by investors at BSkyB's annual general meeting, in particular over the appointment ... Murdoch. But the Mur-dog bit back: 'If you don't believe in us or our results, you should just sell your shares.' ALL IN A DAY's WORK Lai See was amused last Friday ...

  8. Star TV a victim of its own success in India

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Rupert Murdoch's Hindi news channel has not only attracted viewers but also envy by rivals and government scrutiny Star India, the profitable satellite television operation in Rupert Murdoch's global media empire, is in trouble. The reason is an unlikely one - its blazing success has attracted too much attention from its rivals. As a result, the future of its fledgling Hindi ...

  9. Star Group plans to expand content reach

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the company. 'I tend not to look too much into hard numbers but focus on how to develop the business,' the new head of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's Asia television broadcasting arm said. ...

  10. Beyond newsprint

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rupert Murdoch's News Corp 10 years later, when Dow Jones sold its stake and the Post divested its interest in the Journal and the Review. But the Post's interest in other media groups ...




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