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Murdoch, Abu Dhabi group eye Financial Times: report

The Financial Times could be in Rupert Murdoch’s sights, according to a report in The Edge Review. Photo: AFP

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi’s state media group are in talks to acquire the Financial Times Group for about US$1.2 billion, a report said on Friday.

Friday, 28 June, 2013, 2:59pm

News Corp, Murdoch open new post-breakup chapter

Rupert Murdoch has split his empire into two arms, with one focusing on entertainment, and the other specialising in newspapers and publishing. Photo: Reuters

A new chapter opens on Friday for Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp with the split of the media-entertainment conglomerate as the 82-year-old coincidentally goes through a marriage breakup.

28 Jun 2013 - 12:43pm

Murdoch aims to defy naysayers with new News Corp

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says News Corp’s publishing portfolio is “undervalued and underdeveloped”. Photo: Reuters

Rupert Murdoch tried to convince Wall Street on Tuesday that there is still money to be made in newspapers, reminding investors that he had defied sceptics over the past 60 years to build one of the world’s biggest media empires.

29 May 2013 - 1:53pm

Judge says leaning toward US in Apple e-books case

The US government has accused Apple of engaging in a price-fixing conspiracy for e-books. Photo: AFP

In an unusual move before a trial, a federal judge expressed a tentative view that the US Justice Department will be able to show evidence that Apple engaged in a conspiracy with publishers to increase e-book prices.

US District Judge Denise Cote, who is set to oversee a trial on June 3, gave her view during a pretrial hearing on Thursday.

24 May 2013 - 12:03pm

Plan by Britain's David Cameron to regulate media rejected by publishers

A man carries newspapers featuring the Boston marathon blasts in central London. Photo: AP

Newspaper publishers including major players like Rupert Murdoch's News International yesterday rejected the British government's proposals for curbing media abuses, saying the plans would give politicians "an unacceptable degree of interference" in press freedom.

26 Apr 2013 - 3:02am

Fox threatens to become cable channel amid Aereo dispute

News Corp’s chief operating officer, Chase Carey, says Fox may become a subscription service to protect its content. Photo: Reuters

Broadcast TV network Fox could become a subscription service that customers would have to pay for if the courts are not able to protect Fox’s business from the startup Aereo, News Corp chief operating officer Chase Carey said.

9 Apr 2013 - 11:57am

Fox takes aim at ESPN with national sports TV channel

David Hill, senior executive vice president for News Corp, announces Fox’s new sports network Fox Sports 1 in New York. The network will target the dominance of ESPN. Photo; Reuters

News Corp has introduced a long-rumoured national cable sports channel, Fox Sports 1, aiming to compete with leader ESPN in an increasingly crowded TV sports marketplace.

Fox will launch the channel on August 17 in 90 million homes, executives of the network said at an event in New York City.

6 Mar 2013 - 10:11am