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Murdoch ‘never believed’ Fox News election claims

Rupert Murdoch described allegations that the 2020 US election was stolen as “damaging” and “crazy” even though his Fox News continued to air the claims, according to depositions in the defamation lawsuit against the network by Dominion, the voting machine company. Apparently, Murdoch repeatedly emailed his concerns to Fox News chief executive Suzanne Scott. Those […]

February 17, 2023

Murdoch backs down on News Corp, Fox merger

News Corporation has announced that the Company’s Board of Directors received a letter from Rupert Murdoch withdrawing the proposal to explore a potential combination of News Corp and Fox Corporation. Fox was spun off after the 2017 Disney acquisition of Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. In withdrawing the proposal, Murdoch indicated that he and Lachlan K. […]

January 25, 2023By Colin Mann

Murdoch Snr to be deposed in Fox vs Dominion case

Rupert Murdoch is to be questioned under oath in the defamation lawsuit against his Fox News’ coverage of unfounded vote-rigging allegations in the 2020 US presidential election. Vote machine company, Dominion Voting Systems, claims Fox News ran false claims about its machines being used to rig the election against Donald Trump. Dominion is seeking $1.6 […]

January 19, 2023

Analyst: “Fox, News Corp merger could be premature”

Fox Corp and News Corp have confirmed they are considering putting the two businesses back together. Both Murdoch companies have created special committees to evaluate the idea. But analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) suggest the move might be premature. MN say this current proposal was not exactly how they envisioned the Fox endgame playing out. They […]

October 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Murdochs eye News Corp, Fox combination

Fox Corporation, which was spun off after the 2017 Disney acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, has announced that the Company’s Board of Directors, following the receipt of letters from Murdoch and the Murdoch Family Trust, has formed a Special Committee composed of independent members of the Board to begin exploring a potential combination […]

October 17, 2022By Colin Mann

News Corp flies on subs success

News Corp, Rupert Murdoch’s media company, has reported profits almost doubled in the year to June with growth in digital advertising and subs boosting its news operations to recover from pandemic losses. The company reported an 11 per cent increase in revenue for the year to $10.4 billion (€10.1bn) and pre-tax profit rose to $812 […]

August 9, 2022

Jerry Hall files for Murdoch divorce

Former model and Mick Jagger partner Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from husband Rupert Murdoch citing “irreconcilable differences,” after six years of marriage. Filing in California, Hall, aged 66, sought unspecified spousal support from the 91-year-old News Corp chair. In court papers at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Hall claimed she was “unaware of […]

July 4, 2022

TalkTV launches April 25

TalkTV, the news channel from Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, will launch on linear TV platforms Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat on April 25th. TalkTV will also be streamed via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus and on YouTube, as well as via the Talk.TV website and TalkTV iOS and Android apps, and […]

March 28, 2022

GB News international expansion?

GB News is plotting an overseas expansion according to reports, after its underwhelming UK launch. The news channel, which positions itself as “an alternative to the UK’s liberal media landscape” has seen its viewership plummet by over 60 per cent since its debut in June. Andrew Neil, the former BBC journalist who was the face […]

December 9, 2021

News UK to launch TalkTV

Rupert Murdoch’s News UK is to launch a new channel, TalkTV, in early 2022. The channel will be streamed live and made widely available on all platforms including linear TV and OTT with content available across social media as well as News UK’s own inventory of websites and apps. According to News UK, everyone in […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann