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James Murdoch to head Fox Networks?

James Murdoch is reportedly being lined up to run News Corp’s Fox TV business in the US. The role would put him in charge of the Fox Networks Group, which includes the Fox terrestrial TV network as well as cable channels such as FX and National Geographic, according to a report in FT.

Murdoch had hoped the promotion, which would return him to pole position to take over from his father and to run the TV business when News Corp demerges it from its newspapers next year, would have been announced in July.

Sources told the FT that the new role had been formalised but Rupert Murdoch resisted the announcement.

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