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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

Morgan joins News Corp, Fox News Media

Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media in a global deal, launching a new TV show in early 2022. Morgan will also join The Sun and the New York Post as a columnist. He will also present a series of True Crime documentaries. Morgan said: “I’m thrilled to be returning to News […]

September 16, 2021

Ofcom approves Murdoch’s News UK channel

Ofcom has granted a licence for Rupert Murdoch to launch a new TV news service in the UK. The channel, simply branded News UK, will now go live next year, with a spring launch mooted. Although no on-screen talent has yet been revealed for the “opinionated” new channel, rumoured names include Piers Morgan and Lord […]

December 2, 2020