Thursday, January 21st, 2021

The AFL has this evening announced a record $2.508 billion, six-year broadcast rights deal with News Corp Australia, Seven West Media and Telstra. Heavy-hitters were out in force at the press conference announcing the new deal with AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan joined by Rupert Murdoch, Robert Thomson and Kerry Stokes, amongst others. The new deal, which […]

It was an US$80 billion takeover bid that stole the front and business pages of newspapers around the world, but for now a merged 21st Century Fox-Time Warner remains a pipe dream. 21st Century Fox has announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Time Warner Inc. Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch said: […]

Friday was a big day in New York with confirmation from News Corporation that it had completed the separation of its businesses, with 21st Century Fox and New News Corp each emerging at 4:30PM local time. Here are some excerpts from 21st Century Fox’s and New News Corp’s press releases confirming the split (to read […]

FOXTEL Chief Executive Officer Kim Williams AM has been appointed to the position of CEO of News Limited, the Australian division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. This comes after Mr Murdoch, News Corporation’s Chairman & Chief Executive announced today that current CEO & Chairman of the Australian unit (News Limited) of News Corp, John Hartigan […]

The United Kingdom’s biggest selling newspaper is set to close this Sunday. In an unprecedented move News International Chairman James Murdoch has ordered the closure of the 168 year old News of the World (NOTW) tabloid. Despite a circulation of nearly 3 million and a readership estimated at 7.5m every Sunday, the News Corporation group […]

The Australian Football League (AFL) kept the media waiting some extra 50 minutes today before announcing its new media broadcasting rights deal for the 2012-2016 period, but it was worth the wait. The AFL has achieved the magical AUD$1 billion for its TV broadcast rights, in fact it has smashed what at times was seemingly […]

News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch said earlier this year that “content is not just king, it is the emperor of all things electronic. Clever technology is merely an empty vessel without any great content.”

Editorial comment: Only a few hours ago did news break of one of the greatest sporting scandals in living memory. The Melbourne Storm’s $1.7 million salary cap breaches over the last five years has left the NRL with another scandal and significant damage to the brand in Melbourne, which may be irreparable. There was no […]

China’s ‘Great Firewall’ stops Chinese internet users from accessing sites deemed to be not in the best interest of the Chinese Government. News Corporation now has its own ‘Great Wall’, the ‘Great Paywall’ in a bid to engage readers and a generate new revenue schemes as the digital era takes hold. News International, the UK […]