News Corp

  • News Corp's Rupert Murdoch files for divorce June 13, 2013

    News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi, the company confirmed on Thursday. The reasons for the filing were not immediately clear, though a spokesman for Murdoch said the marriage had been irretrievably broken for more than six months. Murdoch, 82, married the former Wendi...
  • Rupert Murdoch gleeful at BBC debacle in Britain November 13, 2012

    London: Few seem to be enjoying the management meltdown at the venerable BBC more than Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. chief whose rival British newspapers have been caught up in their own lengthy, embarrassing and expensive phonehacking scandal. But the troubles for both media organizations highlight that the news industry in...
  • Give Prince Harry a break over nude photo: Murdoch August 27, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch said Britain's Prince Harry should be given a break, days after his Sun tabloid added to the 27yearold's embarrassment by printing pictures of him cavorting naked in Las Vegas, in defiance of appeals from Royal lawyers. "Prince Harry. Give him a break. He may be on the public...
  • Rupert Murdoch quits boards of British papers July 22, 2012

    London: News Corp's Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from a string of boards overseeing the Sun, Times and Sunday Times newspapers in Britain, the company said in an internal memo on Saturday. The company described the news as a "corporate housecleaning exercise" linked to the announcement in June that News Corp...
  • News Corp approves Murdoch plan to split company June 29, 2012

    Los Angeles: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said on Thursday that its board has approved a plan to split into two companies, one containing struggling newspaper and book publishing businesses and the other comprising fastergrowing entertainment operations. Murdoch will serve as chairman of both new companies and CEO of the entertainment company....
  • Rupert Murdoch's News Corp may be split into two June 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is preparing to spin off its newspaper business into a separate company, an acknowledgement that the printed page that gave rise to a media empire will never again be central to its future. Murdoch's plan to split his company represents a break from the past....
  • 500 hacking claims possible: News Corp lawyer June 2, 2012

    London: A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group says the company could face 500 lawsuits from victims of tabloid phone hacking far more than have so far been filed. Michael Silverleaf told a court hearing on Friday that "we are dealing with 500 claims, potentially" from people who say...
  • There was no deal with Murdoch: David Cameron April 30, 2012

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has denied allegations of striking a deal with media baron Rupert Murdoch or his son in return for favourable coverage before his government came to power in 2010. The ties between Cameron's government and Murdoch's News Corp are under scrutiny after an inquiry into media...
  • James Murdoch steps down as BSkyB chairman April 4, 2012

    London: Once his father's heir apparent, James Murdoch stepped down on Tuesday as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting, surrendering one of the biggest jobs in the Murdoch media empire in a bid to distance the broadcaster from a deepening phone hacking scandal. James Murdoch's credibility and competence have come under severe...
  • James Murdoch severs all ties with UK newspapers March 24, 2012

    London: James Murdoch has severed all ties with News Corp's British newspaper business, which is at the centre of multiple investigations over phone and computer hacking and bribery, according to regulatory filings. Murdoch is under scrutiny for his role in failing to uncover systematic illegal interception of phone calls at the...
  • James Murdoch quits as News Intl exec chairman February 29, 2012

    London: James Murdoch is stepping down as executive chairman of News Corp's UK newspaper arm, the company said on Wednesday. News Corp said James, the son of 80yearold media scion Rupert Murdoch, has relinquished his position at News International to focus on the company's international TV business. He will remain deputy...
  • Murdoch to fight back, launching 'Sun on Sunday' February 18, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch vowed to launch a Sunday edition of his scandalhit Sun tabloid on Friday in a bid to win over angry staff mounting one of the biggest challenges to his more than 40 years as a proprietor in Britain. Murdoch was in London to reassure employees after the company...
  • Murdoch facing battle with staff in Sun showdown February 14, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch will face hostile and angry staff when he arrives in Britain this week seeking to face down a growing rebellion within his newspaper business and end the talk that his flagship Sun could close following a string of arrests. Those close to the media mogul expect the 80yearold...
  • UK hacking: 5 'The Sun' journalists arrested February 12, 2012

    London: Britain's biggestselling newspaper was fighting to contain the damage after five employees at The Sun tabloid were arrested on Saturday in an inquiry into the alleged payment of bribes to police and other officials. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which owns the newspaper, said police had searched their homes and the...
  • UK police arrest 5 at Murdoch's Sun newspaper February 11, 2012

    London: British police on Saturday arrested five senior members of staff at News Corporation's flagship newspaper The Sun, the company said, as part of investigations into alleged payments to police by journalists for information. The payments investigation, dubbed Operation Elveden, is part of a wider probe into illegal news gathering practices...
  • NOTW phone hacking: Sun journo among 5 arrested January 29, 2012

    London: British Police arrested four current and former staff of Rupert Murdoch's bestselling Sun tabloid plus a policeman on Saturday as part of an investigation into suspected payments by journalists to officers, police and the newspaper's publisher said. Police also searched the paper's London offices at publisher News International, News Corp's...
  • News Corp plans US Spanishlanguage TV network January 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is launching a Spanishlanguage broadcast TV network that aims to bring the flavor of the Fox network to Hispanic audiences in the US. The move is touted as a bold entry into a market dominated by topranked Univision and No. 2 Telemundo, in the same...
  • Didn't read hacking email in full: James Murdoch December 14, 2011

    London: As inquiries continue at various levels into the phonehacking row, News International chairman James Murdoch on Tuesday admitted that he had received an email in 2008 that detailed phonehacking at the News of the World tabloid, but claimed he did not read it in full. The email is a key...
  • James Murdoch reelected BSkyB chairman November 30, 2011

    London: James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was on Tuesday reelected chairman of British broadcaster BSkyB even though a fifth of shareholders voted against his reappointment. Several key shareholders of BSkyB voted against James Murdoch at the company's annual general meeting on Tuesday. News Corp, which owns...
  • News Corp scandal spreads with Sun reporter arrest November 5, 2011

    London: A scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's News Corp threatened to spread to more than one title on Friday as sources said a journalist at the Sun newspaper had been arrested over allegations of police bribery. Police investigating events at the News of the World tabloid after a phone hacking scandal said...
  • NOTW phone hacking: Now legal action in US September 23, 2011

    London: There was more bad news for media baron Rupert Murdoch on Friday as lawyers representing the murdered British teenager Milly Dowler said they would soon launch legal action against News Corp in the United States. It was the report that 13yearold Dowler's phone was tapped allegedly at the behest of...
  • Fresh arrest in British phone hacking case September 7, 2011

    London: A 35yearold man on Wednesday became the sixteenth suspect to be arrested by British police as part of the investigation into phone hacking at the nowdefunct News of the World tabloid of media baron Rupert Murdoch. Officers from Scotland Yard arrested the unnamed man early on Wednesday morning after a...
  • NOTW: James Murdoch declines $ 6 mn bonus September 3, 2011

    New York: News Corp awarded Rupert Murdoch and his son James big compensation increases, though James declined his bonus, citing controversy over a phone hacking scandal at the UK newspaper unit that he oversees. The annual bonus, announced on Friday, would have bumped James Murdoch's compensation by 73 percent. His father...
  • US expands News Corp probe: report August 14, 2011

    Chicago: US authorities are investigating if Britain's News Corp had a broader pattern of misconduct in the United States, the 'Wall Street Journal' reported in its online edition on Saturday. The latest investigation concerns past allegations of misconduct, including the company's supermarketcoupon and advertising unit that settled a lawsuit from...
  • News Corp investors face long odds over hacking August 13, 2011

    New York: News Corp shareholders angry over the hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate face an uphill fight trying to hold company executives and directors responsible in court. In the nearly six weeks since the scandal erupted, shareholders have seen roughly $ 5 billion of market value disappear ...
  • Murdoch's daughter delays joining News Corp August 6, 2011

    Los Angeles: Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, has delayed taking her seat on the News Corp board, a sign the company is trying to duck criticism that the publicly traded company is run like a family dynasty. Such criticism reached new heights after a phonehacking scandal...
  • Eleventh arrest in UK tabloid hacking scandal August 3, 2011

    London: Stuart Kuttner, managing editor of the News of the World for 22 years, was arrested and later freed on bail on Tuesday over a phonehacking scandal at the nowdefunct tabloid that has rattled Britain's establishment, a source close to the case said. Police said a 71yearold man had been released...
  • James Murdoch confirmed as BSkyB chairman July 29, 2011

    London: James Murdoch was unanimously confirmed as chairman by BSkyB's board, winning a reprieve from a phonehacking scandal that threatens to draw him into multiple investigations, two sources briefed on the board meeting told Reuters. Thursday's meeting of the BSkyB board was its first since the crisis forced News Corp to...
  • BSkyB board faces decisions on chairman, dividend July 28, 2011

    London: The board of British Sky Broadcasting meets on Thursday, facing a possible decision about the position of its chairman, James Murdoch, after he became embroiled in the phone hacking scandal. It's the first board meeting since Rupert Murdoch's News Corp abandoned a takeover bid for BSkyB because of the scandal...
  • News Corp's UK political meetings to be documented July 26, 2011

    London: Ministers in Britain's coalition government, criticised for being too close to Rupert Murdoch's scandalhit News Corp, face more scrutiny this week when details of their meetings with the company's executives are published. News Corp executive James Murdoch is also under pressure over his handling of a phonehacking scandal that has...