News Corporation

News Corporation

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News Corporation or News Corp. is an American multinational
Multinational corporation
A multi national corporation or enterprise , is a corporation or an enterprise that manages production or delivers services in more than one country. It can also be referred to as an international corporation...

 media conglomerate
Media conglomerate
A media conglomerate, media group or media institution is a company that owns large numbers of companies in various mass media such as television, radio, publishing, movies, and the Internet...

. It is the world's second-largest media conglomerate
Media conglomerate
A media conglomerate, media group or media institution is a company that owns large numbers of companies in various mass media such as television, radio, publishing, movies, and the Internet...

 as of 2011 in terms of revenue, and the world's third largest in entertainment as of 2009, although the BBC
BBC
The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters is at Broadcasting House in the City of Westminster, London. It is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff...

 remains the world's largest broadcaster. The company's chairman and chief executive is Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG is an Australian-American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of , the world's second-largest media conglomerate....

.

News Corporation is a publicly traded company
Public company
This is not the same as a Government-owned corporation.A public company or publicly traded company is a limited liability company that offers its securities for sale to the general public, typically through a stock exchange, or through market makers operating in over the counter markets...

 listed on the NASDAQ
NASDAQ
The NASDAQ Stock Market, also known as the NASDAQ, is an American stock exchange. "NASDAQ" originally stood for "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations". It is the second-largest stock exchange by market capitalization in the world, after the New York Stock Exchange. As of...

, with secondary listings on the Australian Securities Exchange
Australian Securities Exchange
The Australian Securities Exchange was created by the merger of the Australian Stock Exchange and the Sydney Futures Exchange in July 2006. It is the primary stock exchange group in Australia....

. Formerly incorporated in South Australia, the company was re-incorporated under Delaware General Corporation Law after a majority of shareholders approved the move on 12 November 2004. At present, News Corporation is headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas
1211 Avenue of the Americas
1211 Avenue of the Americas is an International style skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Formerly called the Celanese Building, it was completed in 1973 as part of the Rockefeller Center extension, that started in the late 1950s with the Time-Life Building. The Celanese Corporation...

, in New York City, in the newer 1960s–1970s corridor of the Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering between 48th and 51st streets in New York City, United States. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National...

 complex.

History


News Corp was created in 1979 by Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG is an Australian-American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of , the world's second-largest media conglomerate....

 as a holding company
Holding company
A holding company is a company or firm that owns other companies' outstanding stock. It usually refers to a company which does not produce goods or services itself; rather, its purpose is to own shares of other companies. Holding companies allow the reduction of risk for the owners and can allow...

 for News Limited
News Limited
News Limited is one of Australia's largest diversified media companies. The publicly listed company's interests span newspaper and magazine publishing, Internet, Pay TV, National Rugby League, market research, DVD and film distribution, and film and television production trading assets.News Limited...

. News Limited was created by Murdoch from the assets he inherited in 1952 following the death of his father, Sir Keith Murdoch
Keith Murdoch
Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch was an Australian journalist and the father of Rupert Murdoch, the CEO and Chairman of News Corp.-Life and career:Murdoch was born in Melbourne in 1885, the son of Annie and the Rev...

, and subsequent expansion. The main asset left to him was ownership of the Adelaide
Adelaide
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. Adelaide has an estimated population of more than 1.2 million...

 afternoon tabloid, The News
The News (Adelaide)
The News was an afternoon daily tabloid newspaper in the city of Adelaide, South Australia.The newspaper was established in 1869 as the Evening Journal. In 1933, a controlling stake was taken by The Advertiser, controlled by the Herald and Weekly Times. HWT sold off The News in 1949, and Sir Keith...

. News Limited operates today as News Corporation's Australian brand, operating out of Surry Hills
Surry Hills, New South Wales
Surry Hills is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Surry Hills is located immediately south-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Sydney...

, in Sydney.

Moving into the United States


News Ltd. made its first acquisition in the United States in 1973, when it purchased the San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio Express-News
The San Antonio Express-News is the daily newspaper of San Antonio, Texas. It is ranked as the third-largest daily newspaper in the state of Texas in terms of circulation, and is one of the leading news sources of South Texas, with offices in Austin, Brownsville, Laredo, and Mexico City...

. Soon afterwards it founded the National Star, a supermarket tabloid, and in 1976 it purchased the New York Post
New York Post
The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and is generally acknowledged as the oldest to have been published continuously as a daily, although – as is the case with most other papers – its publication has been periodically interrupted by labor actions...

.

In 1981 News Corp bought half of the movie studio 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation — also known as 20th Century Fox, or simply 20th or Fox — is one of the six major American film studios...

, buying the other half in 1984. In 1985 News Corp announced it was buying the Metromedia
Metromedia
Metromedia was a media company that owned radio and television stations in the United States from 1956 to 1986 and owned Orion Pictures from 1986-1997.- Overview :...

 group of stations, setting the stage for the launch of a fourth U.S. commercial broadcasting
Commercial broadcasting
Commercial broadcasting is the broadcasting of television programs and radio programming by privately owned corporate media, as opposed to state sponsorship...

 television network. On 4 September 1985, Murdoch became a naturalized citizen to satisfy the legal requirement that only United States citizens could own American television stations. In 1986, the Metromedia deal closed, and the Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as Fox Network or simply Fox , is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Launched on October 9, 1986, Fox was the highest-rated broadcast network in the...

 was launched. This network, known on-screen as "Fox", can now be picked up in over 96% of U.S. households.

Expansion and consolidation


In 1986 and 1987, News Corp (through subsidiary News International
News International
News International Ltd is the United Kingdom newspaper publishing division of News Corporation. Until June 2002, it was called News International plc....

) moved to adjust the production process of its British newspapers, over which the printing unions had long maintained a highly restrictive grip. A number of senior Australian media moguls were brought into Murdoch's powerhouse, including John Dux, who was managing director of the South China Morning Post
South China Morning Post
The South China Morning Post , together with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is an English-language Hong Kong newspaper, published by the SCMP Group with a circulation of 104,000....

. This led to a confrontation with the printing unions NGA and SOGAT. The move of News International's London operation to Wapping
Wapping
Wapping is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets which forms part of the Docklands to the east of the City of London. It is situated between the north bank of the River Thames and the ancient thoroughfare simply called The Highway...

 in the East End resulted in nightly battles outside the new plant. Delivery vans and depots were frequently and violently attacked. Ultimately the unions capitulated.

By 1992, News Corp had amassed huge debts, which forced it to sell many of the American magazine interests it had acquired in the mid-1980s to K-III Communications
Primedia
PRIMEDIA Inc. is privately held American media company fully owned by TPG Capital.Consumer Source Inc. is the sole operating division of PRIMEDIA and helps millions of consumers find apartments, houses for rent, and new homes for sale through its Internet, mobile, and print products...

, as well spinning off long held Australian magazines interests as Pacific Magazines
Pacific Magazines
Pacific Magazines is a magazine publisher operating in Australia and New Zealand, owned by Seven Media Group. It has it roots in the Southdown Press, the publishers of New Idea and long owned by the Murdoch family...

. Much of this debt came from its stake in the Sky Television satellite network in the UK, which incurred massive losses in its early years of operation, which (like many of its business interests) was heavily subsidised with profits from its other holdings until it was able to force rival satellite operator BSB
British Satellite Broadcasting
British Satellite Broadcasting was a British television company which provided direct broadcast satellite television services to the United Kingdom...

 to accept a merger on its terms in 1990. (The merged company, BSkyB has dominated the British pay-TV market since.)

In 1993 News Corp acquired a 63.6% stake of the Hong Kong-based STAR TV
STAR TV (Asia)
Satellite Television Asian Region is an Asian TV service owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.In 2009, News Corporation restructured STAR Asia into four units – STAR India, STAR Greater China, STAR Select and Fox International Channels....

 satellite network for over $500 million, followed by the purchase of the remaining 36.4% in July 1995. Murdoch declared that:

In 1995, the Fox network became the object of scrutiny from the FCC
Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency of the United States government, created, Congressional statute , and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the...

 when it was alleged that its Australian base made Murdoch's ownership of Fox illegal. The FCC, however, ruled in Murdoch's favor, stating that his ownership of Fox was in the public's best interests. It was also noted that the stations themselves were owned by a separate company whose chief shareholder was U.S. citizen Murdoch, although nearly all of the stations' equity was controlled by News Corp. In the same year News Corp announced a deal with MCI Communications
MCI Communications
MCI Communications Corp. was an American telecommunications company that was instrumental in legal and regulatory changes that led to the breakup of the AT&T monopoly of American telephony and ushered in the competitive long-distance telephone industry. It was headquartered in Washington,...

 to develop a major news website as well as funding a conservative news magazine, The Weekly Standard
The Weekly Standard
The Weekly Standard is an American neoconservative opinion magazine published 48 times per year. Its founding publisher, News Corporation, debuted the title September 18, 1995. Currently edited by founder William Kristol and Fred Barnes, the Standard has been described as a "redoubt of...

. In the same year, News Corp launched the Foxtel
Foxtel
Foxtel is an Australian pay television company, operating cable, direct broadcast satellite television and IPTV services. It was formed in 1995 through a joint venture established between Telstra and News Corporation....

 pay television network in Australia in a partnership with Telstra
Telstra
Telstra Corporation Limited is an Australian telecommunications and media company, building and operating telecommunications networks and marketing voice, mobile, internet access and pay television products and services....

 and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited
Publishing and Broadcasting Limited
Publishing and Broadcasting Limited was one of Australia's largest companies, with interests primarily in media and gaming. The company demerged in late 2007, spinning out its gaming interests into Crown Limited...

.

In 1996, Fox established the Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel , often called Fox News, is a cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of News Corporation...

, a 24-hour cable news station to compete against Ted Turner
Ted Turner
Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television...

's rival channel CNN
CNN
Cable News Network is a U.S. cable news channel founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage, and the first all-news television channel in the United States...

.

In 1999, News Corp significantly expanded its music holdings in Australia by acquiring the controlling share in a leading Australian based label, Michael Gudinski
Michael Gudinski
Michael Solomon Gudinski, AM is an Australian entrepreneur and businessman currently based in Melbourne who is a leading figure in the Australian music industry...

's Mushroom Records
Mushroom Records
Mushroom Records is an Australian recoJrd company formed by Michael Gudinski and Ray Evans in Melbourne in 1972. After its sale in 1998, it merged into Festival Mushroom Records. From 2005 to 2009, it is one of the record labels operated by Warner Bros...

; merging it with already held Festival Records to create Festival Mushroom Records (FMR). Both Festival and FMR were managed by Rupert Murdoch's son James Murdoch for several years.

Also in 1999, The Economist
The Economist
The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd. and edited in offices in the City of Westminster, London, England. Continuous publication began under founder James Wilson in September 1843...

reported that News Corp paid comparatively lower taxes and Newscorp Investments specifically had made £11.4 billion ($20.1 billion) in profits over the previous 11 years but had not paid net corporation tax. It also reported that after an examination of the available accounts, Newscorp could normally have been expected to pay corporate tax of approximately $350 million. The article explained that in practice the corporation's complex structure, international scope and use of offshore tax havens allowed News Corporation to pay minimal taxes.

Development since 2000


In late 2003, News Corp acquired a 34% stake in DirecTV Group (formerly Hughes Electronics), operator of the largest American satellite TV system, from General Motors for US $6 billion. DirecTV Group was sold to Liberty Media
Liberty Media
Liberty Media Corporation is an American media conglomerate and the control is exercised by company Chairman John C. Malone, who owns a majority of the voting shares....

 in 2008 in exchange for its holding in News International.

In 2007 News Corporation reached an agreement to purchase Dow Jones, publishers of The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. It is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal....

, for an estimated $5.6 billion. On 15 October 2007 the corporation spun off a business news channel from Fox News—Fox Business Network
Fox Business Network
Fox Business Network is an American cable news and satellite news television channel that began broadcasting on October 15, 2007. It is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation...

. The channel's lawyers were "reviewing all of the fine details of the contract" between Dow Jones and CNBC
CNBC
CNBC is a satellite and cable television business news channel in the U.S., owned and operated by NBCUniversal. The network and its international spinoffs cover business headlines and provide live coverage of financial markets. The combined reach of CNBC and its siblings is 390 million viewers...

, said Alexis Glick, Fox Business Network's vice president of business news and the channel's morning anchor. But, she added, "we will actively use" the other Dow Jones properties. "...this new channel is a bit tedious. Somehow, business is more interesting when treated in a business-like way", commented Rob Carrick in 16 October's Toronto Globe and Mail. On 8 February 2007, Murdoch promised guests at the McGraw-Hill Media Summit that, "a Fox channel would be more business-friendly than CNBC
CNBC
CNBC is a satellite and cable television business news channel in the U.S., owned and operated by NBCUniversal. The network and its international spinoffs cover business headlines and provide live coverage of financial markets. The combined reach of CNBC and its siblings is 390 million viewers...

. That channel leap[s] on every scandal, or what they think is a scandal", he said.

In 2009, News Corp established NewsCore, a global wire service set up to provide news stories to all of News Corp's journalistic outlets.

In 2010 due to the Fijian government's requirement that the country's media outlet must be 90% owned by Fiji nationals, News Corporation sold 90% of their stake in their Fijian newspapers (Fiji Times
Fiji Times
The Fiji Times is a daily English-language newspaper published in Suva, Fiji. Established in Levuka on 4 September 1869, it is Fiji's oldest newspaper still operating....

, Nai Lalakai, and Shanti Dut
Shanti Dut
Shanti Dut is an award winning Hindi language newspaper published weekly in Suva Fiji and is part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. It is one of the oldest non-English language newspapers owned by the corporation having started in 1935. Its first editor was Pundit Guru Dayal Sharma MBE, JP and...

) to Motibhai Group of Companies.

On July 13, 2011, Rupert Murdoch announced that the company would withdraw the News Corporation takeover bid for BSkyB
News Corporation takeover bid for BSkyB
The News Corporation takeover bid for BSkyB was a proposed takeover of British Sky Broadcasting by News Corporation, the media conglomerate of Rupert Murdoch. The bid was launched in June 2010, but was withdrawn in July 2011 following the News International phone hacking scandal...

 due to concerns relating to the News of the World phone hacking affair
News of the World phone hacking affair
The News International phone-hacking scandal is an ongoing controversy involving mainly the News of the World but also other British tabloid newspapers published by News International, a subsidiary of News Corporation. Employees of the newspaper were accused of engaging in phone hacking, police...

. News Corporation already owned, and continues to own, 39.1% of BSkyB.

2011 scandal



In July 2011, News Corp closed down the News of the World
News of the World
The News of the World was a national red top newspaper published in the United Kingdom from 1843 to 2011. It was at one time the biggest selling English language newspaper in the world, and at closure still had one of the highest English language circulations...

newspaper in the United Kingdom due to allegations of phone hackings. The allegations include trying to access former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's
Gordon Brown
James Gordon Brown is a British Labour Party politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010. He previously served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 1997 to 2007...

 voice mail, and obtain information from his bank accounts, family's medical records, and private legal files. Allegations of hacking have also been brought up in relation to former Prime Minister Tony Blair
Tony Blair
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a former British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007...

, and the Royal Family
British Royal Family
The British Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom. The term is also commonly applied to the same group of people as the relations of the monarch in her or his role as sovereign of any of the other Commonwealth realms, thus sometimes at variance with...

. Other allegations put out by The Guardian
The Guardian
The Guardian, formerly known as The Manchester Guardian , is a British national daily newspaper in the Berliner format...

newspaper include the exploitation, with intent to gain access to or use private information, of a list of 4,332 names or partial names, 2,987 mobile phone numbers, 30 audio tapes of varying length and 91 PIN codes, of a kind required to access the voicemail of the minority of targets who change the factory settings on their mobile phones. The names are said to include those of British victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, family members of victims of the "7/7" bombings on London's transit system, family members of British troops killed overseas, Milly Dowler, a 13-year-old missing British girl who was later found dead, actor Hugh Grant and a lawyer representing the family of Princess Diana's lover at the inquest into her death.

On July 13, 2011 News Corp withdrew its bid to purchase the final 61% stake in BskyB after pressure from both the Labour and Conservative Parties in Parliament.

Recent allegations about the violation of ethical standards by the News Corporation subsidiary, News of the World, have been speculatively applied to News Corporation holdings in the United States. Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV), stated on July 12, 2011 that there should be a government investigation into News Corporation "to ensure that Americans have not had their privacy violated." His statement was echoed on Wednesday by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) who specifically requested an investigation into 9/11 victims, as well as Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) who encouraged an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. On July 13, 2011, Representative Peter King (R-NY) wrote a letter to the FBI requesting an investigation into News Corporations ethical practices, and on July 14, the FBI opened a probe into the hacking of 9/11 victims. Les Hinton, chief executive of the media group's Dow Jones, resigned on July 15 saying, "I have seen hundreds of news reports of both actual and alleged misconduct during the time I was executive chairman of News International and responsible for the company. The pain caused to innocent people is unimaginable.That I was ignorant of what apparently happened is irrelevant and in the circumstances I feel it is proper for me to resign from News Corp, and apologise to those hurt by the actions of the News of the World."

Shareholders

  • In August 2005 the Murdoch family owned only about 29% of the company. However, nearly all of these shares were voting shares, and Rupert Murdoch retained effective control of the company. Nonetheless, John Malone of Liberty Media
    Liberty Media
    Liberty Media Corporation is an American media conglomerate and the control is exercised by company Chairman John C. Malone, who owns a majority of the voting shares....

     had built up a large stake, with about half of the shares being voting shares. Therefore, in November 2006, News Corporation announced its intention to transfer its 38.5 per cent managing interest in DirecTV Group to John Malone's Liberty Media; in return it bought back Liberty's 16.3% shares in News Corp., giving Murdoch tighter control of the latter firm. Murdoch sold 17.5 million class A shares in December 2007.

  • Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud
    Al-Waleed bin Talal
    Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is a Saudi Arabian billionaire and member of the Saudi royal family. He is the nephew of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. An entrepreneur and international investor he has amassed a fortune through investments in real estate and the stock market.He is founder and CEO of...

     of Saudi Arabia, through his Kingdom Holding Company
    Kingdom Holding Company
    Kingdom Holding Company is a public holding company headquartered in Kingdom Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is the largest company in Saudi Arabia. It is controlled by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz, and is headquartered in the city of Riyadh...

    , owns 7% of News Corp.'s shares, making Kingdom Holdings the second largest shareholder.

  • Years after when Elektra Records
    Elektra Records
    Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group. In 2004, it was consolidated into WMG's Atlantic Records Group. After five years of dormancy, the label was revived by Atlantic in 2009....

     was absorbed in 2004, News Corporation owned half of the re-issues from the record label company.

Annual conference


News Corporation organises an annual management conference, discussing media issues related to geopolitics
Geopolitics
Geopolitics, from Greek Γη and Πολιτική in broad terms, is a theory that describes the relation between politics and territory whether on local or international scale....

. Attendees include News Corporation executives, senior journalists, Politicians and Celebrities. Previous events were in Cancun
Cancún
Cancún is a city of international tourism development certified by the UNWTO . Located on the northeast coast of Quintana Roo in southern Mexico, more than 1,700 km from Mexico City, the Project began operations in 1974 as Integrally Planned Center, a pioneer of FONATUR Cancún is a city of...

, Mexico, and the Hayman Island
Hayman Island
Hayman Island is the most northerly of the Whitsunday Islands, part of the Cumberland Islands, which are located off the coast of Central Queensland, Australia at...

 off the coast of Australia. The events are private and secretive, there are no records available for the agenda or talks given at the conferences, and no uninvited journalists are permitted access.

The 2006 event in Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach, California
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California. It lies at an elevation of 3 feet . Pebble Beach is a small coastal resort destination, home to the famous golf course, Pebble Beach Golf Links....

, California was led by Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG is an Australian-American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of , the world's second-largest media conglomerate....

. According to a copy of the agenda leaked to the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It was the second-largest metropolitan newspaper in circulation in the United States in 2008 and the fourth most widely distributed newspaper in the country....

 and other media accounts, issues discussed related from Europe to broadcasting and new media
New media
New media is a broad term in media studies that emerged in the latter part of the 20th century. For example, new media holds out a possibility of on-demand access to content any time, anywhere, on any digital device, as well as interactive user feedback, creative participation and community...

, terrorism to the national policy
National Policy
The National Policy was a Canadian economic program introduced by John A. Macdonald's Conservative Party in 1876 and put into action in 1879. It called for high tariffs on imported manufactured items to protect the manufacturing industry...

. The event included speeches from Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG is an Australian-American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of , the world's second-largest media conglomerate....

, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician. Schwarzenegger served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011....

, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair
Tony Blair
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a former British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007...

, Bono
Bono
Paul David Hewson , most commonly known by his stage name Bono , is an Irish singer, musician, and humanitarian best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his...

, Al Gore
Al Gore
Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. served as the 45th Vice President of the United States , under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for President in the 2000 U.S. presidential election....

, Senator John McCain
John McCain
John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election....

 and Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

 while Israel's President, Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres
GCMG is the ninth President of the State of Israel. Peres served twice as the eighth Prime Minister of Israel and once as Interim Prime Minister, and has been a member of 12 cabinets in a political career spanning over 66 years...

, appeared on a panel named "Islam and the West". Other notable attendees included Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich
Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich is a U.S. Republican Party politician who served as the House Minority Whip from 1989 to 1995 and as the 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999....

 and Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Mary Kidman, AC is an American-born Australian actress, singer, film producer, spokesmodel, and humanitarian. After starring in a number of small Australian films and TV shows, Kidman's breakthrough was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm...

.

Political donations


In anticipation of US midterm elections
United States elections, 2010
The 2010 United States elections were held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 37 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate were contested in this election along with 38 state and territorial...

, News Corp. donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association
Republican Governors Association
The Republican Governors Association is a Washington, D.C.-based 527 organization founded in 1963, consisting of U.S. state and territorial governors affiliated with the Republican Party.Its Democratic Party counterpart is the Democratic Governors Association...

 in June 2010. The move was criticized by Democrats who said this was evidence of News Corp's media outlets conservative leanings (see Fox News Channel controversies
Fox News Channel controversies
Critics of Fox News Channel have accused the network of having a bias favoring the political right and the Republican Party. Fox News has publicly denied such charges, stating that the reporters in the newsroom provide separate, neutral reporting....

). The Democratic Governors Association
Democratic Governors Association
The Democratic Governors Association is a Washington, D.C. based 527 organization founded in 1983, consisting of U.S. state and territorial governors affiliated with the Democratic Party. The mission of the organization is to provide party support to the election and re-election of Democratic...

 also criticized the donation and demanded more transparency in the reporting by News Corp companies. DGA head Nathan Daschle wrote to the chairman of News Corp company Fox News
Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel , often called Fox News, is a cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of News Corporation...

, Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes
Roger Eugene Ailes is president of Fox News Channel, chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group. Ailes was a media consultant for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W...

: "In the interest of some fairness and balance, I request that you add a formal disclaimer
Disclaimer
A disclaimer is generally any statement intended to specify or delimit the scope of rights and obligations that may be exercised and enforced by parties in a legally recognized relationship...

 to your coverage any time any of your programs covers governors or gubernatorial races between now and election day."

Around the same time, News Corp. also donated $1 million to the United States Chamber of Commerce
United States Chamber of Commerce
The United States Chamber of Commerce is an American lobbying group representing the interests of many businesses and trade associations. It is not an agency of the United States government....

. The Chamber aggressively supported the Republican effort to retake Congress in 2010. This donation and an earlier $1 million contribution that News Corp. made to the Republican Governor's Association led media critics to question whether the company had crossed an ethical line for a media company.

Corporate governance



The company's Board of Directors consists of 17 individuals:
  • Rupert Murdoch
    Rupert Murdoch
    Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG is an Australian-American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of , the world's second-largest media conglomerate....

     (Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer)
  • José María Aznar
    José María Aznar
    José María Alfredo Aznar López served as the Prime Minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004. He is on the board of directors of News Corporation.-Early life:...

  • Natalie Bancroft
    Natalie Bancroft
    Natalie Bancroft is a member of the board of directors of News Corporation.-Biography:She is a member of the Bancroft family, which controlled the Dow Jones media empire for decades. She studied journalism, and graduated from the Institut de Ribaupierre in Lausanne, Switzerland...

     (Director)
  • Peter Barnes
    Peter Barnes (entrepreneur)
    Peter Barnes is an American entrepreneur, environmentalist, and journalist.-Early life:Barnes grew up in New York City. He earned a B.A. in history from Harvard University and an M.A. in government from Georgetown.-Journalist:...

  • Chase Carey
    Chase Carey
    Chase Carey is the President, Chief Operating Officer , and Deputy Chairman of News Corporation, a major international media conglomerate.-Education:...

     (Deputy Chairman, President & Chief Operating Officer)
  • Kenneth E. Cowley
  • David F. DeVoe
    David DeVoe
    David "Dave" F. DeVoe has been a Director and Chief Financial Officer of News Corporation since 1990.DeVoe has also been Senior Executive Vice President of News Corp. since 1996. Among those two, he was formerly a director of Gemstar-TV Guide International and DirecTV; he is no longer a director...

     (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Viet Dinh
  • William Barrett-Foor
  • Rod Eddington
    Rod Eddington
    Sir Roderick Ian Eddington is an Australian businessman. He is currently chair of the government body Infrastructure Australia, a director of News Corporation, continuing his long association with that company, and has served in other senior positions including as former CEO of British...

  • Andrew S. B. Knight
    Andrew Knight
    Andrew Stephen Bower Knight is a journalist, editor, and director of News Corporation.-Career:He joined The Economist Magazine in 1966 on the international business and investment sections...

     (Chairman, J. Rothschild
    Rothschild family
    The Rothschild family , known as The House of Rothschild, or more simply as the Rothschilds, is a Jewish-German family that established European banking and finance houses starting in the late 18th century...

     Capital Management Limited)
  • James Murdoch
    James Murdoch (media executive)
    James Rupert Jacob Murdoch is the younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and currently serves as chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, Europe, and Asia, overseeing assets such as News International , SKY Italia , Sky Deutschland, and STAR TV .He sits on the News...

     (Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Europe & Asia)
  • Lachlan Murdoch
    Lachlan Murdoch
    Lachlan Keith Murdoch is the eldest son of Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his second wife Anna Torv. He resigned from his executive positions at News Corporation on 29 July 2005...

  • Elisabeth Murdoch
    Elisabeth Murdoch (businesswoman)
    Elisabeth Murdoch is an executive in the British television industry and a daughter of international media mogul Rupert Murdoch...

  • Thomas J. Perkins
  • Arthur M. Siskind
    Arthur Siskind
    Arthur Siskind is a lawyer and businessperson. He has been an executive director of the News Corporation since 1991. He served as their group general counsel from March 1991 until December 2004. He was succeeded by Lawrence Jacobs. Mr. Siskind remains on News Corporation’s Board of Directors...

     (Senior Adviser to the Chairman)
  • John L. Thornton
    John L. Thornton
    John Lawson Thornton is Professor and Director of Global Leadership at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is a former President and Co-COO of Goldman Sachs. In 1983, Thornton founded and developed Goldman Sachs' European mergers and acquisitions business. He served as co-CEO of Goldman Sachs...

  • Stanley S. Shuman (Director Emeritus)

Office of the chairman

  • Rupert Murdoch
    Rupert Murdoch
    Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG is an Australian-American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of , the world's second-largest media conglomerate....

     (Chairman and CEO)
  • Chase Carey
    Chase Carey
    Chase Carey is the President, Chief Operating Officer , and Deputy Chairman of News Corporation, a major international media conglomerate.-Education:...

     (President, Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Chairman)
  • David DeVoe
    David DeVoe
    David "Dave" F. DeVoe has been a Director and Chief Financial Officer of News Corporation since 1990.DeVoe has also been Senior Executive Vice President of News Corp. since 1996. Among those two, he was formerly a director of Gemstar-TV Guide International and DirecTV; he is no longer a director...

     (Chief Financial Officer)
  • James Murdoch
    James Murdoch (media executive)
    James Rupert Jacob Murdoch is the younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and currently serves as chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, Europe, and Asia, overseeing assets such as News International , SKY Italia , Sky Deutschland, and STAR TV .He sits on the News...

     (Deputy Chief Operating Officer; Chairman and CEO, International)
  • Roger Ailes
    Roger Ailes
    Roger Eugene Ailes is president of Fox News Channel, chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group. Ailes was a media consultant for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W...

     (Chairman, Fox Television Stations Group)
  • Daniel Suárez García (Chairman and CEO, Latin America)

Holdings


A recent deal was made between Ad Systems Inc in which Murdoch is to pay Ad Systems (ADSYQ.PK) $4 billion for a majority share of 80% totaling at 320 million shares. The new share price of Ad Systems(ADSYQ.PK) is to be $5 per share on Wednesday 23rd of November when the NYSE opens.The deal went through on 22nd of November 2011. This is the biggest take over of news inc till now.

Books

  • HarperCollins
    HarperCollins
    HarperCollins is a publishing company owned by News Corporation. It is the combination of the publishers William Collins, Sons and Co Ltd, a British company, and Harper & Row, an American company, itself the result of an earlier merger of Harper & Brothers and Row, Peterson & Company. The worldwide...

     book publishing company
    • HarperCollins India (40%) joint venture with India Today Group
  • Zondervan
    Zondervan
    Zondervan is an international Christian media and publishing company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zondervan is a founding member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association .- History :...

     Christian book publisher
    • Inspirio – religious gift production.

Newspapers

  • Australia published by News Limited.
    • The Australian
      The Australian
      The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964. The editor in chief is Chris Mitchell, the editor is Clive Mathieson and the 'editor-at-large' is Paul Kelly....

      (Nationwide)
    • Community Media Group (16 QLD & NSW suburban/regional titles)
    • Cumberland-Courier Newspapers (23 suburban/commuter titles)
    • The Courier-Mail
      The Courier-Mail
      The Courier-Mail is a daily newspaper published in Brisbane, Australia. Owned by News Limited, it is published daily from Monday to Saturday in tabloid format. Its editorial offices are located at Bowen Hills, in Brisbane's inner northern suburbs, and it is printed at Murarrie, in Brisbane's...

      (Queensland)
    • The Sunday Mail
      The Sunday Mail (Brisbane)
      The Sunday Mail is Brisbane's only Sunday newspaper. The Sunday Mail is published in tabloid format, comprising several sections that can be extracted and read separately.-Publishing:...

      (Queensland)
    • The Cairns Post
      The Cairns Post
      The Cairns Post is a major News Corporation newspaper in Far North Queensland that exclusively serves the Cairns area. It has daily coverage on local, state, national and world news, plus a wide range of sections and liftouts covering health, beauty, cars and lifestyle.It is the oldest business in...

      (Cairns, Queensland)
    • The Gold Coast Bulletin
      The Gold Coast Bulletin
      The Gold Coast Bulletin is a daily newspaper serving Australia's Gold Coast region.It is published as The Gold Coast Bulletin on weekdays and the Weekend Bulletin at weekends....

      (Gold Coast, Queensland)
    • The Townsville Bulletin (Townsville, Queensland)
    • The Daily Telegraph
      The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
      The Daily Telegraph is an Australian tabloid newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, by Nationwide News, part of News Corporation.The Tele, as it is also known, was founded in 1879. From 1936 to 1972, it was owned by Frank Packer's Australian Consolidated Press. That year it was sold to...

      (New South Wales)
    • The Sunday Telegraph
      The Sunday Telegraph (Australia)
      The Sunday Telegraph is an Australian newspaper published every Sunday across New South Wales and parts of Queensland. As of 2011, The Sunday Telegraph is Australia's biggest selling newspaper.- Publication :...

      (New South Wales)
    • Herald Sun
      Herald Sun
      The Herald Sun is a morning tabloid newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia. It is published by The Herald and Weekly Times, a subsidiary of News Limited, itself a subsidiary of News Corporation. It is available for purchase throughout Melbourne, Regional Victoria, Tasmania, the Australian Capital...

      (Victoria)
    • Sunday Herald Sun
      Herald Sun
      The Herald Sun is a morning tabloid newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia. It is published by The Herald and Weekly Times, a subsidiary of News Limited, itself a subsidiary of News Corporation. It is available for purchase throughout Melbourne, Regional Victoria, Tasmania, the Australian Capital...

      (Victoria)
    • The Weekly Times
      The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd
      The Herald and Weekly Times Limited is a newspaper publishing company based in Melbourne, Australia. It is owned and operated by Rupert Murdoch's News Limited, who purchased HWT in 1987.-Newspapers:...

      (Victoria)
    • Leader Newspapers (33 suburban Melbourne, VIC titles)
    • MX
      MX (newspaper)
      mX is an Australian free afternoon daily newspaper in the cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, owned and produced by News Limited. Targeted at commuters, its main channels of distribution are inner-city railway stations, tram and bus stops, and major CBD intersections.-Beginnings:The first mX...

      (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane CBD)
    • The Geelong Advertiser (Geelong, Victoria)
    • The Advertiser
      The Advertiser (Australia)
      The Advertiser is a daily tabloid-format newspaper published in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. First published as a broadsheet named "The South Australian Advertiser" on 12 July 1858, it is currently printed daily from Monday to Saturday. A Sunday edition exists under the name of the Sunday...

      (South Australia)
    • The Sunday Mail
      Sunday Mail (Adelaide)
      The Sunday mail was founded in 1912 by Clarence Moody. Moody initially set up three newspapers - the Sporting mail, Saturday mail and the Mail. The first two titles lasted only two years and five years respectively...

      (South Australia)
    • Messenger Newspapers
      Messenger Newspapers
      Messenger Newspapers is the publisher of 11 free suburban weekly newspapers together covering the Adelaide metropolitan area. Established by Roger Baynes in Port Adelaide in 1951, Messenger has since acquired other independent suburban titles to become Adelaide's only suburban newspaper group...

      (11 suburban Adelaide, SA titles)
    • The Sunday Times
      The Sunday Times (Western Australia)
      The Sunday Times, owned by News Limited, is a tabloid Sunday newspaper printed in Perth and distributed throughout Western Australia.-History:...

      (Western Australia)
    • The Mercury
      The Mercury (Hobart)
      The Mercury is a daily newspaper, published in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, by Davies Brothers Pty Ltd, part of News Limited and News Corporation...

      (Tasmania)
    • Quest Newspapers (19 suburban Brisbane, QLD titles)
    • The Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania)
    • Northern Territory News
      Northern Territory News
      The Northern Territory News is a morning tabloid newspaper based in Darwin, Australia. It is a subsidiary of News Limited, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. It primarily serves Darwin and the rest of the Northern Territory...

      (Northern Territory)
    • The Sunday Territorian (Northern Territory)
    • The Tablelands Advertiser
      Tablelands Advertiser
      The Tablelands Advertiser is the weekly newspaper published for residents of the Atherton Tableland and Mareeba area.The Tablelands Advertiser has a home delivery system that covers around four times the area of any other publication in the region...

      (Atherton Tablelands and the Far North, Queensland)
  • Fiji
    • Fiji Times
      Fiji Times
      The Fiji Times is a daily English-language newspaper published in Suva, Fiji. Established in Levuka on 4 September 1869, it is Fiji's oldest newspaper still operating....

      (National) (10%)
    • Nai Lalakai (10%)
    • Shanti Dut
      Shanti Dut
      Shanti Dut is an award winning Hindi language newspaper published weekly in Suva Fiji and is part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. It is one of the oldest non-English language newspapers owned by the corporation having started in 1935. Its first editor was Pundit Guru Dayal Sharma MBE, JP and...

      (10%)
  • Papua New Guinea
    • Papua New Guinea Post-Courier
      Papua New Guinea Post-Courier
      The Papua New Guinea Post-Courier is a newspaper based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.With a circulation of 41,000, the Post-Courier is the largest selling Pacific Island newspaper....

      (National) (62.5%)
  • UK and Ireland newspapers, published by subsidiaries of News International
    News International
    News International Ltd is the United Kingdom newspaper publishing division of News Corporation. Until June 2002, it was called News International plc....

     Ltd.
    • News Group Newspapers Ltd.
      • The Sun
        The Sun (newspaper)
        The Sun is a daily national tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and owned by News Corporation. Sister editions are published in Glasgow and Dublin...

        (published in Scotland as The Scottish Sun and in Ireland as The Irish Sun)
      • News of the World
        News of the World
        The News of the World was a national red top newspaper published in the United Kingdom from 1843 to 2011. It was at one time the biggest selling English language newspaper in the world, and at closure still had one of the highest English language circulations...

        (ended publication 10 July 2011)
    • Times Newspapers Ltd.
      • The Sunday Times
        The Sunday Times (UK)
        The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper, distributed in the United Kingdom. The Sunday Times is published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International, which is in turn owned by News Corporation. Times Newspapers also owns The Times, but the two papers were founded...

      • The Times
        The Times
        The Times is a British daily national newspaper, first published in London in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register . The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times are published by Times Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary since 1981 of News International...

      • The Times Literary Supplement
        The Times Literary Supplement
        The Times Literary Supplement is a weekly literary review published in London by News International, a subsidiary of News Corporation.-History:...

  • US newspapers and magazines
    • The New York Post
      New York Post
      The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and is generally acknowledged as the oldest to have been published continuously as a daily, although – as is the case with most other papers – its publication has been periodically interrupted by labor actions...

      • Community Newspaper Group
        • The Brooklyn Paper
          The Brooklyn Paper
          The Brooklyn Paper is a small, weekly broadsheet that covers news related exclusively to the New York City borough of Brooklyn. In existence for twenty-nine years, The Brooklyn Paper covers news and cultural events that have taken place throughout the borough, using different mastheads for...

        • Bronx Times-Reporter
          Bronx Times-Reporter
          The Bronx Times-Reporter is a weekly newspaper published in the Bronx, New York. It was co-founded in 1981 by John Collazzi and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto....

        • Brooklyn Courier-Life
        • TimesLedger Newspapers
          TimesLedger Newspapers
          The TimesLedger Newspapers is a group of seven paid weekly newspapers centered around the borough of Queens, New York. The paper's headquarters is in Bayside, New York...

    • Dow Jones & Company
      Dow Jones & Company
      Dow Jones & Company is an American publishing and financial information firm.The company was founded in 1882 by three reporters: Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser. Like The New York Times and the Washington Post, the company was in recent years publicly traded but privately...

      • Consumer Media Group
        • The Wall Street Journal
          The Wall Street Journal
          The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. It is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal....

        • Wall Street Journal Europe
        • Wall Street Journal Asia
        • Barron's – weekly financial markets magazine.
        • Marketwatch
          MarketWatch
          MarketWatch operates a financial information website that provides business news, analysis and stock market data to some 6 million people. MarketWatch offers personal finance news and advice, tools for investors and access to industry research. Along with its flagship website, the company operates...

           – Financial news and information website.
        • Far Eastern Economic Review
          Far Eastern Economic Review
          The Far Eastern Economic Review was an English language Asian news magazine started in 1946. It printed its final issue in December 2009. The Hong Kong-based business magazine was originally published weekly...

      • Enterprise Media Group
        • Dow Jones Newswires
          Dow Jones Newswires
          Dow Jones Newswires is the real-time financial news organization owned by Dow Jones . Founded in 1882, its primary competitors are Bloomberg L.P. and Thomson Reuters. The company reports more than 300,000 subscribers -- including brokers, traders, analysts and fund managers -- as of July 2011.-...

           – global, real-time news and information provider.
        • Factiva
          Factiva
          Factiva is a business information and research tool owned by Dow Jones & Company. Factiva aggregates content from both licensed and free sources, and provides organizations with search, alerting, dissemination, and other information management capabilities...

           – provides business news and information together with content delivery tools and services.
        • Dow Jones Indexes
          Dow Jones Indexes
          Dow Jones Indexes was formed in 1997 as an entity within Dow Jones & Co. It is now owned by the CME Group. It serves as the marketing name of CME Group Indexes, LLC. It produces, maintains, licenses and markets indexes as benchmarks and as the basis of investible products such as exchange traded...

           – stock market indexes and indicators, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average
          Dow Jones Industrial Average
          The Dow Jones Industrial Average , also called the Industrial Average, the Dow Jones, the Dow 30, or simply the Dow, is a stock market index, and one of several indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow...

          .
        • Dow Jones Financial Information Services – produces databases, electronic media, newsletters, conferences, directories, and other information services on specialised markets and industry sectors.
        • Betten Financial News – leading Dutch language financial and economic news service.
      • Local Media Group
        • Ottaway Community Newspapers – 8 daily and 15 weekly regional newspapers.
      • STOXX (33%)- joint venture with Deutsche Boerse and SWG Group for the development and distribution of Dow Jones STOXX indices.
      • Vedomosti
        Vedomosti
        Vedomosti is a Russian language business daily. It is a joint venture between Dow Jones, the Financial Times and Sanoma, publishers of The Moscow Times....

         (33%) – Russia's leading financial newspaper (joint venture with Financial Times
        Financial Times
        The Financial Times is an international business newspaper. It is a morning daily newspaper published in London and printed in 24 cities around the world. Its primary rival is the Wall Street Journal, published in New York City....

         and Independent Media).
      • SmartMoney
        SmartMoney
        SmartMoney The Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business was launched in 1992 by Hearst Corporation and Dow Jones & Company. In 2010, Hearst sold its stake to Dow Jones. Its first editor was Norman Pearlstine....

    • The Timesledger Newspapers of Queens, New York
      TimesLedger Newspapers
      The TimesLedger Newspapers is a group of seven paid weekly newspapers centered around the borough of Queens, New York. The paper's headquarters is in Bayside, New York...

      :
      • Bayside Times, Whitestone Times, Flushing Times, Little Neck Ledger, Jamaica Times, Astoria Times, Forest Hills Ledger
    • The Courier-Life Newspapers in Brooklyn
    • The Brooklyn Paper
      The Brooklyn Paper
      The Brooklyn Paper is a small, weekly broadsheet that covers news related exclusively to the New York City borough of Brooklyn. In existence for twenty-nine years, The Brooklyn Paper covers news and cultural events that have taken place throughout the borough, using different mastheads for...

    • Caribbean Life
    • Times-Herald Record (Middletown, New York)
    • The Leader - Corning, NY

Magazines

  • U.S.A
    • SmartSource Magazine (weekly Sunday newspaper coupon
      Coupon
      In marketing, a coupon is a ticket or document that can be exchanged for a financial discount or rebate when purchasing a product. Customarily, coupons are issued by manufacturers of consumer packaged goods or by retailers, to be used in retail stores as a part of sales promotions...

       insert)
  • Australian
    • Alpha Magazine
    • Australian Country Style
    • Australian Golf Digest
    • Australian Good Taste
    • Big League
      Big League
      Big League is the official magazine of the National Rugby League and that of the NRL's forerunners, the New South Wales Rugby League and Australian Rugby League competitions. Its predecessor, The Rugby League News, was first published in 1920; in 1974 it was rebadged as Big League.It also serves as...

    • BCME
    • Delicious
    • Donna Hay
    • Fast Fours
    • GQ
      GQ Australia
      GQ Australia, or Gentlemen's Quarterly Australia, is the Australian version of popular magazine for men, GQ. GQ has been referred to as the male Vogue, with GQ Australia corresponding to Vogue Australia...

       (Australia)
    • Gardening Australia
    • InsideOut (Aust)
    • Lifestyle Pools
    • Live to Ride
    • Notebook
    • Overlander 4WD
    • Modern Boating
    • Modern Fishing
    • Parents
    • Pure Health
    • Super Food Ideas
    • Truck Australia
    • Truckin' Life
    • twowheels
    • twowheels scooter
    • Vogue
      Vogue (magazine)
      Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine that is published monthly in 18 national and one regional edition by Condé Nast.-History:In 1892 Arthur Turnure founded Vogue as a weekly publication in the United States. When he died in 1909, Condé Montrose Nast picked up the magazine and slowly began...

       (Australia)
    • Vogue Entertaining & Travel
    • Vogue Living
  • Inside Out
    Inside Out
    Inside Out was a hardcore punk band from Orange County, California. It was fronted by Zack de la Rocha, later of Rage Against the Machine.-Biography:...

    (UK Based Magazine)

Music and radio

  • Fox Film Music Group
  • Russia
    • Nashe (50%)
    • Best FM (50%)
  • Fox News Radio

Sport

  • 50% of the National Rugby League
    National Rugby League
    The National Rugby League is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. The NRL's main competition, called the Telstra Premiership , is contested by sixteen teams, fifteen of which are based in Australia with one based in New Zealand...

     (Australia and New Zealand)
  • Majority ownership of the Brisbane Broncos
    Brisbane Broncos
    The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland. Founded in 1988, the Broncos play in Australasia's elite competition, the National Rugby League premiership. They have won six premierships and two...

     (68.9%) and full ownership of the Melbourne Storm
    Melbourne Storm
    The Melbourne Storm are an Australian professional rugby league club based in the city of Melbourne. They are the first fully professional rugby league team based in the Australian rules football-dominated state of Victoria....

     rugby league
    Rugby league
    Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular grass field. One of the two codes of rugby football, it originated in England in 1895 by a split from Rugby Football Union over paying players...

     team.
  • Colorado Rockies
    Colorado Rockies
    The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1991, they started play in 1993 and are in the West Division of the National League. The team is named after the Rocky Mountains...

     (15%)

Studios

  • Fox Filmed Entertainment: 20th Century Fox's parent company
  • 20th Century Fox
    20th Century Fox
    Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation — also known as 20th Century Fox, or simply 20th or Fox — is one of the six major American film studios...

    : a film production/distribution company
    • Fox Searchlight Pictures
      Fox Searchlight Pictures
      Fox Searchlight Pictures, established in 1998, is a film division of Fox Filmed Entertainment alongside the larger Fox studio 20th Century Fox...

       – specialized films.
    • Fox 2000 Pictures – general audience feature films.
  • 20th Century Fox Television
    20th Century Fox Television
    20th Century Fox Television is the television production division of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, and a production arm of the Fox Broadcasting Company...

     – primetime television programming.
    • 20th Television
      20th Television
      20th Television is an American television production and syndication company that was formed in 1992 by 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, a division of the Fox Entertainment Group, part of News Corporation....

       – television distribution (syndication).
    • Fox 21 – low scripted/budgeted television production company.
    • Fox Television Studios
      Fox Television Studios
      Fox Television Studios, Inc. is the TV production arm of the News Corporation's Fox Entertainment Group, as well as being the production arm of Fox and a production arm of 20th Century Fox Television, Inc., itself a division of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation...

       (productions)- market specific programming e.g. COPS and network television company.
      • Fox Television Studios International
      • Fox World Productions
      • Fox World Australia
      • Fox TV Studios France
      • Fox TV Studios India
    • Natural History New Zealand
      Natural History New Zealand
      NHNZ is a New Zealand-based factual television production company that creates around 60 hours of television programming each year in the genres of nature, history, science, adventure and people....

       – natural world documentaries, non-fiction programming.
  • Fox Faith
    Fox Faith
    Fox Faith is a brand of film studio Twentieth Century Fox targeting evangelical Christians. Established under Fox's video division, Fox Faith acquires independent Christian-themed films for theatrical and video release...

     – Promotion and distribution of Christian and related "family friendly" movies on DVD and some theatrical release.
  • Fox Studios Australia
    Fox Studios Australia
    Fox Studios Australia is a major movie studio located in Sydney, Australia, occupying the site of the former Sydney Showground at Moore Park...

    , Sydney, New South Wales
  • Blue Sky Studios
    Blue Sky Studios
    Blue Sky Studios is an American CGI-animation studio which specializes in high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. It is owned by 20th Century Fox and located in Greenwich, Connecticut...

     – production of CGI films e.g. Ice Age
    Ice Age (film)
    Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated film created by Blue Sky Studios and released by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge from a story by Michael J. Wilson. The story follows three Paleolithical mammals attempting to return a lost human baby to its parents...

    .
  • Fox Entertainment Group
    Fox Entertainment Group
    The Fox Entertainment Group is an American entertainment industry company that owns film studios and terrestrial, cable, and direct broadcast satellite television properties...

  • New Regency Productions
    New Regency Productions
    New Regency Productions is a production company founded in 1991 by Arnon Milchan and a subsidiary of Regency Enterprises.It is located on the 20th Century Fox lot, and Fox is the current distributor of Regency releases since 1998, but is a wholly independent company. Warner Bros. Pictures was the...

     (20%) – general audience feature films.
  • Regency Enterprises
    Regency Enterprises
    Regency Enterprises is a Los Angeles-based film and television production company formed by Arnon Milchan and Joseph P. Grace. It was founded in 1982 as Embassy International Pictures, but the company name changed to avoid confusion with Norman Lear's Embassy Pictures . Its most successful film is...

     (20%) – parent company of New Regency Productions (50%).
  • BSkyB Studios London, England
  • FOX Star Studios New Delhi, India

TV


News Corp agreed to sell eight of its television stations to Oak Hill Capital Partners for approximately $1.1 billion as of 22 December 2007. The stations are US Fox
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as Fox Network or simply Fox , is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Launched on October 9, 1986, Fox was the highest-rated broadcast network in the...

 affiliates. These stations, along with those already acquired by Oak Hill that were formerly owned by The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company is an American media company best known as the publisher of its namesake, The New York Times. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. has served as Chairman of the Board since 1997. It is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City....

, formed the nucleus of Oak Hill's Local TV LLC division.

Broadcast

  • Fox Broadcasting Company
    Fox Broadcasting Company
    Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as Fox Network or simply Fox , is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Launched on October 9, 1986, Fox was the highest-rated broadcast network in the...

     (Fox), a US broadcast television network
  • MyNetworkTV
    MyNetworkTV
    MyNetworkTV is a television broadcast syndication service in the United States, owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a division of News Corporation...

    , a US broadcast television network
  • Fox Television Stations Group
    Fox Television Stations Group
    Fox Television Stations, Inc. is a group of television stations located within the United States which are owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company, a subsidiary of the Fox Entertainment Group, part of News Corporation...

    , a group of owned and operated Fox television stations
  • Saeta TV Channel 10
    Saeta TV Channel 10
    Saeta TV Channel 10, founded in 1956 by Raul Fontaina, is the first Uruguayan television channel, and the fourth based on Latin America, the acronym means SAETA Sociedad Anónima de Emisoras de Televisión y Anexos....

    , channel of Uruguay
  • ITV plc
    ITV plc
    ITV plc is a British media company that operates 12 of the 15 regional television broadcasters that make up the ITV Network, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom...

     (7.5%), a British broadcast television network and the UK's largest advertising revenue based broadcaster

  • News Corp Europe
    • bTV, a broadcast television network in Bulgaria. They sold this to CME in February 2010.
    • B1 TV
      B1 TV
      B1 TV is a Romanian television channel, which started broadcasting on December 14, 2001.-External links:*...

       (12,5%), a broadcast television network in Romania, in partnership with Ismar International NVkkkk
    • Fox Televizija, a broadcast television network in Serbia (49%). They sold this to Antenna Group in January 2010
    • Fox Turkey
      Fox Turkey
      -History:TGRT launched on April 22, 1993 that was owned by Huzur Radyo TV A.Ş belongs to İhlas Holding.The channel was bought by News Corporation with Ahmet Ertegün on July 26, 2006 and changed to its current name Fox on February 24, 2007....

      , a Turkish terrestrial channel (56,5%) (formerly TGRT)
    • Imedi Media Holding
      Imedi Media Holding
      Imedi Media Holding is a private television and Radio Company in Georgia. The stations were formerly owned in part by the late Georgian media tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili, and Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.-History:...

       (100%), a Georgian radio and TV broadcaster.
      • Imedi Television
      • Radio Imedi
    • Israel 10
      Israel 10
      Channel 10 , formerly known as Israel 10 is a commercial broadcasting television channel licensed in Israel. It operates under the auspices of the Second Israeli Broadcasting Authority .-History:...

       (9%), a terrestrial channel in Israel.
    • LNT
      Latvijas Neatkariga Televizija
      LNT is a major private television company in Latvia. It was created in 1996, under the name Pica TV. LNT features shows such as Chuck, Dexter, The O.C. and Nip/Tuck....

       (100%), a terrestrial channel in Latvia
    • TV5 Riga (100%), a terrestrial channel in Latvia
    • Cielo
      Cielo (TV channel)
      Cielo is an Italian television channel broadcast by News Corporation aimed to a young audiences, and available on digital terrestrial and satellite television through Sky Italia...

       (100%), a free channel in Italy

  • ANTV
    Antv
    antv is an Indonesian television network based in South Jakarta. It is owned by PT Visi Media Asia,Tbk.-History:antv was launched on 1 March 1993 as a local television station in Lampung province. In the same month it was awarded a government license for nationwide broadcasting, and moved its...

     (20%), a private television station in Indonesia, under the administration and label of STAR TV
  • Prime Television New Zealand
    Prime Television New Zealand
    Prime is the seventh national free-to-air television station in New Zealand. The station airs a mixed group of programmes, largely imported from Australia, the UK and the United States, as well as free-to-air rugby union, cricket and rugby league matches....

     – commercial TV station, interest held through stake in SKY Network Television
    SKY Network Television
    Sky Network Television Limited , , is a New Zealand pay television service. On 30 June 2011, Sky had 829,421 subscribers, which comprises:*808,617 digital subscribers*20,840 other subscribers...


Satellite television

  • British Sky Broadcasting
    British Sky Broadcasting
    British Sky Broadcasting Group plc is a satellite broadcasting, broadband and telephony services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with operations in the United Kingdom and the Ireland....

    , United Kingdom & Ireland (39.1% holding). In practice, a controlling interest.
  • Sky Network Television
    SKY Network Television
    Sky Network Television Limited , , is a New Zealand pay television service. On 30 June 2011, Sky had 829,421 subscribers, which comprises:*808,617 digital subscribers*20,840 other subscribers...

    , New Zealand (44%)
  • Sky Italia
    Sky Italia
    Sky Italia S.r.l. is an Italian digital satellite television platform owned by News Corporation launched on 1 August 2003, when the former platforms TELE+ and Stream TV merged together...

     (100%), Italy's largest pay TV service
  • Sky Deutschland (49.90%), Germany's largest pay TV provider
  • Tata Sky
    Tata Sky
    TATA Sky is a direct broadcast satellite television provider in India, using MPEG-2 digital compression technology, transmitting using INSAT 4A at 83.0°E....

     (20%), an Indian DTH HDTV service (in partnership with Tata Group
    Tata Group
    Tata Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Tata Group is one of the largest companies in India by market capitalization and revenue. It has interests in communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy,...

    )
  • Foxtel
    Foxtel
    Foxtel is an Australian pay television company, operating cable, direct broadcast satellite television and IPTV services. It was formed in 1995 through a joint venture established between Telstra and News Corporation....

     (25%), Australia, a joint venture with Telstra
    Telstra
    Telstra Corporation Limited is an Australian telecommunications and media company, building and operating telecommunications networks and marketing voice, mobile, internet access and pay television products and services....

     (50%) and Consolidated Media Holdings
    Consolidated Media Holdings
    Consolidated Media Holdings is an Australia investment company focused on subscription television.-About CMH:Consolidated Media Holdings is a publicly listed Australian company...

     (25%)
  • FOX Italy
    Fox International Channels Italy
    Fox International Channels Italy S.r.l. was created in 2004 with headquarters in Rome, Italy, and is the owner of the Italian version of a number of channels broadcast on Sky Italia such as:-Entertainment:* Fox HD* Fox +1* Fox +2* Fox Life* Fox Life +1...

    , Italian Broadcast and Production Company (with 2 HDTV)
  • STAR TV
    STAR TV
    Satellite Television Asia Region is an Asian TV service owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. It is headquartered in Hong Kong, with regional offices in mainland China, Taiwan....

    , an Asian satellite TV service having 300 million viewers in 53 countries (it acquired STAR Vijay
    STAR Vijay
    STAR Vijay is a popular Indian entertainment channel broadcasting in Tamil. The channel is also available in several other nations as well. The channel is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation...

     and Asianet
    Asianet
    Asianet Communications Limited is an Indian media conglomerate jointly owned by STAR TV and Jupiter Entertainment. Formed in 1991 and headquartered in the city of Thiruvananthapuram in the south Indian state of Kerala, the company owns several television channels including Asianet, the first...

    , two prominent south Indian networks)
  • Phoenix Television
    Phoenix Television
    Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Ltd or Phoenix Television is a Hong Kong-based Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese television broadcaster that serves the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong along with other markets with substantial Chinese viewers...

     (17.6%), satellite TV network with landing rights in Hong Kong, and select provinces on Mainland China.

Cable


Cable TV channels owned (in whole or part) and operated by News Corporation include:
  • Fox Business Network
    Fox Business Network
    Fox Business Network is an American cable news and satellite news television channel that began broadcasting on October 15, 2007. It is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation...

    , a business news channel.
  • Fox Classics
    FOX Classics
    Fox Classics is an Australian cable and satellite channel that specializes in showing classic movies and television series from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and some content from the 80s and 90s.-History:...

    , a channel airing classic TV shows & movies
  • Fox Movie Channel
    Fox Movie Channel
    The Fox Movie Channel is a channel which shows movies uncut and commercial-free.-Overview:Movie content consists mainly of selections from 20th Century Fox's library of releases through the 1990s and movies produced exclusively for television. Widescreen versions are shown whenever available....

    , an all-movie channel that airs commercial-free movies from 20th Century Fox
    20th Century Fox
    Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation — also known as 20th Century Fox, or simply 20th or Fox — is one of the six major American film studios...

    's film library
  • Fox News Channel, a 24-hour news & opinion channel
  • Fox Sports Net
    Fox Sports Net
    The Fox Sports Regional Networks, or simply Fox Sports Net , are a collection of cable TV regional sports networks in the United States owned and operated by News Corporation.- Beginnings :...

    , a chain of US regional cable news
    United States cable news
    Cable news refers to television channels devoted to television news broadcasts, with the name deriving from the proliferation of such networks during the 1980s with the advent of cable television. In the United States, early networks included CNN in 1980, Financial News Network in 1981, and CNN2 ...

     television networks broadcasting local sporting events linked together by national sports news programming. Local channels include "Fox Sports Southwest", "Fox Sports Detroit
    Fox Sports Detroit
    Fox Sports Detroit , is a regional sports network that covers local sports teams in the state of Michigan, mostly those in the Metro Detroit area. It is an owned and operated affiliate of Fox Sports Net...

    ", etc. (some affiliates are owned by Cablevision).
    • SportSouth
      SportSouth
      SportSouth is a regional sports network in the United States, with its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. SportSouth, formerly Turner South, relaunched on October 13, 2006...

      , a regional sports network
      Regional sports network
      In the United States of America and Canada, a regional sports network, or RSN, is a cable television station that presents sports programming to a local market. The most important programming on an RSN consists of live broadcasts of professional and college sporting events, as those games generate...

       in the United States, with its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia
      Georgia (U.S. state)
      Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. The state is named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788...

      , and affiliate of Fox Sports Net.
    • Sun Sports
      Sun Sports
      Sun Sports is a Florida sports broadcasting network, with its headquarters in Orlando. Launched in 1988 as Sunshine Network, the station is now affiliated with virtually every cable company throughout the state of Florida and can be picked up by some satellite providers around the United...

       a regional sports network
      Regional sports network
      In the United States of America and Canada, a regional sports network, or RSN, is a cable television station that presents sports programming to a local market. The most important programming on an RSN consists of live broadcasts of professional and college sporting events, as those games generate...

       in the United States, with its headquarters in Miami, Florida, and affiliate of Fox Sports Net.
  • Fox College Sports
    Fox College Sports
    Fox College Sports is a group of three United States digital cable networks, FCS Atlantic, FCS Central and FCS Pacific owned by News Corporation, that specialize primarily in showing collegiate programming, live events, coaches shows & various DI, DII, & DIII content surrounding college athletics...

    , a college sports network consisting of three regionally aligned channels, mostly with archived Fox Sports Net programs but also some live and original content.
  • Fox Sports International
    • Fox Soccer Channel
      Fox Soccer Channel
      Fox Soccer is an American television specialty channel, owned by News Corporation's Fox Entertainment Group, that specializes in soccer. It formerly broadcast rugby and Australian rules football, but is now dedicated strictly to soccer...

      , a United States digital cable
      Digital cable
      Digital cable is a generic term for any type of cable television distribution using digital video compression or distribution. The technology was originally developed by Motorola.-Background:...

       and satellite network specializing mainly in soccer.
    • Fox Soccer Plus, a sister network to FSC, but including coverage of other sports, most notably rugby
      Rugby football
      Rugby football is a style of football named after Rugby School in the United Kingdom. It is seen most prominently in two current sports, rugby league and rugby union.-History:...

      . Launched in 2010 after News Corporation picked up many of the broadcast rights abandoned by Setanta Sports
      Setanta Sports
      Setanta Sports is an international sports broadcaster based in Dublin, Ireland. Setanta Sports was formed in 1990 to facilitate the broadcasting of Irish sporting events...

       when it stopped broadcasting in the U.S.
    • Fox Sports Middle East – English language sports network airing in Middle East countries including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE & Yemen.
    • Fox Pan American Sports (37.9%) – joint venture with Hicks, Muse, and Tate & Furst.
      • Fox Sports en Español
        Fox Sports en Español
        Fox Deportes is a cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day in Spanish...

         (50%), a Spanish-language
        Spanish language
        Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

         North American cable sports network; its sports lineup is tailored to appeal to a Latin American audience.
      • Fox Sports en Latinoamérica
        Fox Sports en Latinoamérica
        Fox Sports, is a Latin American cable television network focusing on sports-related programming including live and pre-recorded event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming, Fox Sports compete with the largest international sports network, ESPN.The channel broadcast...

        , a Latin American satellite and cable sports network.
  • FX Networks
    FX Networks
    FX is the name of a number of related pay television channels owned by News Corporation's Fox Entertainment Group...

    , a cable network broadcasting reruns of programming previously shown on other channels, but recently creating its own programming, including the Emmy Award
    Emmy Award
    An Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards .A majority of Emmys are presented in various...

    -winning programs The Shield
    The Shield
    The Shield is an American television drama series starring Michael Chiklis which premiered on March 12, 2002 on FX in the United States and concluded on November 25, 2008 after seven seasons...

    and Damages
    Damages
    In law, damages is an award, typically of money, to be paid to a person as compensation for loss or injury; grammatically, it is a singular noun, not plural.- Compensatory damages :...

    .
  • Speed Channel
    SPEED Channel
    Speed , is a cable and satellite television network broadcast to various parts of North America, but primarily the United States...

  • FUEL TV
    Fuel TV
    Fuel TV is a U.S. cable and satellite specialty channel that launched on July 1, 2003. It focuses on the cultures of such extreme sports as skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, motocross, surfing, BMX and FMX. It is a unit of Fox Cable Networks and is currently available to 26-million...

  • Big Ten Network, cable and satellite channel dedicated to The Big Ten Conference
    Big Ten Conference
    The Big Ten Conference is the United States' oldest Division I college athletic conference. Its twelve member institutions are located primarily in the Midwestern United States, stretching from Nebraska in the west to Pennsylvania in the east...

    , launched Aug 2007 (49%)
  • National Geographic Channel
    National Geographic Channel
    National Geographic Channel, also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo, is a subscription television channel that airs non-fiction television programs produced by the National Geographic Society. Like History and the Discovery Channel, the channel features documentaries with factual...

     (joint venture with National Geographic Society
    National Geographic Society
    The National Geographic Society , headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical...

    ) 67%
  • National Geographic Channel International 75%
  • Nat Geo Mundo (joint venture with National Geographic Society)
  • Nat Geo WILD (joint venture with National Geographic Society)
  • Fox International Channels
    Fox International Channels
    Fox International Channels is a subsidiary of the Fox Entertainment Group, which is a part of Rupert Murdoch's global media conglomerate News Corporation...

    , domestic cable channels offering different formats of Fox programming in over thirty countries worldwide.
    • Fox
      Fox Broadcasting Company
      Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as Fox Network or simply Fox , is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Launched on October 9, 1986, Fox was the highest-rated broadcast network in the...

    • Fox Life
      Fox Life
      Fox Life is a television network, launched by the Fox Broadcasting Company, which airs across Latin America, Europe and Japan . Its basic programming include numerous television series, sitcoms and movies, among others, which includes some original programming in certain regions...

    • Fox Life HD
      Fox Life HD
      Fox Life HD is the version of the Fox Life broadcasting only in high definition, owned by Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox International Channels Italy...

    • Fox Crime
      Fox Crime
      Fox Crime is a television network, launched by the Fox International Channels, which airs across several countries of Europe and Asia, such as Italy, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia and Bulgaria...

    • FX
    • Fox Horror
    • Fox Movies
    • Fox Sports
      Fox Sports (USA)
      Fox Sports is a division of the Fox Broadcasting Company . It was formed in 1994 with Fox's acquisition of broadcast rights to National Football League games...

    • Speed Channel
      SPEED Channel
      Speed , is a cable and satellite television network broadcast to various parts of North America, but primarily the United States...

    • National Geographic Channel
      National Geographic Channel
      National Geographic Channel, also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo, is a subscription television channel that airs non-fiction television programs produced by the National Geographic Society. Like History and the Discovery Channel, the channel features documentaries with factual...

    • National Geographic Channel HD
    • National Geographic Wild
      National Geographic Wild
      Nat Geo WILD is a cable TV channel focused on animal-related programs. It is a sister network to National Geographic Channel and it is the latest channel to be jointly launched by the National Geographic Society and Fox Cable Networks. It first launched in Hong Kong on January 1, 2006, focusing...

    • National Geographic Adventure
      National Geographic Adventure
      National Geographic Adventure, formerly known as Adventure One but now commonly known as Nat Geo Adventure, is a subscription TV channel part of National Geographic Channels International and News Corporation...

    • National Geographic Music
    • National Geographic Junior
    • Cult
      Cult (TV channel)
      Cult is an Italian entertainment TV channel that broadcasts on channel 142 in the SKY Italia satellite television network....

    • Next:HD
      Next:HD
      Next:HD was an Italian high-definition satellite TV channel available in Italy as part of the SKY HD package on the SKY Italia satellite service. The channel closed on June 30, 2009, replaced by FOX HD....

    • Voyage
    • Real Estate TV
      Real Estate TV
      Real Estate TV, also known as RETV, was an award-winning UK-based television channel and multi-media company that formed part of News Corporation’s Fox International Channels’ network....

    • BabyTV
      BabyTV
      BabyTV is a television channel for infants, toddlers, and their parents. Launched in 2003 BabyTV is distributed in 85 countries globally via over 300 affiliates, and is localized in 15 languages ....

    • Fox Toma 1 – Spanish language television production.
    • Fox Telecolombia
      Fox Telecolombia
      Fox Telecolombia S.A. is a major Colombian television production company in Spanish, founded in 1995 as Producciones Bernardo Romero Pereiro. Its president is managed by Samuel Duque Rozo. It changed its name to Telecolombia in 1999...

       – Spanish language television production. (51%)
    • Utarget.Fox – European and Latin American online ad company, plus now handles TV ad sales.
  • Middle & South America
    • Fox Latin American Channels – channels available in over 17 countries in Latin America
      • National Geographic Channel
        National Geographic Channel
        National Geographic Channel, also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo, is a subscription television channel that airs non-fiction television programs produced by the National Geographic Society. Like History and the Discovery Channel, the channel features documentaries with factual...

      • National Geographic Channel HD
      • National Geographic Wild
        National Geographic Wild
        Nat Geo WILD is a cable TV channel focused on animal-related programs. It is a sister network to National Geographic Channel and it is the latest channel to be jointly launched by the National Geographic Society and Fox Cable Networks. It first launched in Hong Kong on January 1, 2006, focusing...

      • Nat Geo Music
        Nat Geo Music
        Nat Geo Music was a music TV channel, owned in Italy by Fox International Channels Italy, which used to broadcast documentaries concerning 'the meeting between music and culture' around the world. The channel used to be broadcast only in Italy and Portugal...

      • Universal Channel
        Universal Channel
        Universal Channel is a television channel specializing in movies and television series in the thriller, drama, comedy, horror, crime and investigation genres, owned by Universal Networks International, a division of NBCUniversal and available on satellite and cable platforms...

      • Universal HD
        Universal HD
        Universal HD is an HDTV cable television network owned by NBCUniversal. The channel was known as Bravo HD+ until December 1, 2004. The network exclusively broadcasts in high definition 1080i...

      • Fox Channel
      • Fox HD
      • FX
      • Fox Life
        Fox Life
        Fox Life is a television network, launched by the Fox Broadcasting Company, which airs across Latin America, Europe and Japan . Its basic programming include numerous television series, sitcoms and movies, among others, which includes some original programming in certain regions...

      • Syfy
        Syfy
        Syfy , formerly known as the Sci-Fi Channel and SCI FI, is an American cable television channel featuring science fiction, supernatural, fantasy, reality, paranormal, wrestling, and horror programming. Launched on September 24, 1992, it is part of the entertainment conglomerate NBCUniversal, a...

      • Fox Sports
        Fox Sports (USA)
        Fox Sports is a division of the Fox Broadcasting Company . It was formed in 1994 with Fox's acquisition of broadcast rights to National Football League games...

      • Speed Channel
        SPEED Channel
        Speed , is a cable and satellite television network broadcast to various parts of North America, but primarily the United States...

      • Baby TV
      • Utilisima
      • Fox One-Stop Media – advertising sales for company owned and third party channels in Latin America
    • LAPTV (60%) (Latin American Pay Television) operates 8 cable movie channels throughout South America excluding Brazil.
    • Telecine(12.5%) operates 5 cable movie channels in Brazil.
  • Australia
    • Premier Media Group
      Premier Media Group
      Premier Media Group is a 50/50 joint venture of News Corporation and Consolidated Media Holdings and is Australia’s leading sports producer and broadcaster...

       (50%)
      • Fox Sports 1
        Fox Sports (Australia)
        Fox Sports is an Australia group of sports channels. They are owned by the Premier Media Group, which is in turn owned by News Corporation, and Consolidated Media Holdings. Its main competitors are ESPN, which has little local content and the free-to-air digital channel One HD...

      • Fox Sports 2
        Fox Sports (Australia)
        Fox Sports is an Australia group of sports channels. They are owned by the Premier Media Group, which is in turn owned by News Corporation, and Consolidated Media Holdings. Its main competitors are ESPN, which has little local content and the free-to-air digital channel One HD...

      • Fox Sports 3
        Fox Sports (Australia)
        Fox Sports is an Australia group of sports channels. They are owned by the Premier Media Group, which is in turn owned by News Corporation, and Consolidated Media Holdings. Its main competitors are ESPN, which has little local content and the free-to-air digital channel One HD...

      • SPEED
      • FoxSportsNews
      • Fuel TV Australia
        Fuel TV Australia
        Fuel TV is an cable and satellite action sports network that airs in Australia. It launched in 2004, and is owned by Premier Media Group. Fuel TV mainly airs content originally sourced for the American FUEL TV....

    • Premium Movie Partnership (20%) – movie channels, a joint venture between 20th Century Fox
      20th Century Fox
      Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation — also known as 20th Century Fox, or simply 20th or Fox — is one of the six major American film studios...

      , Sony
      Sony
      , commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan and the world's fifth largest media conglomerate measured by revenues....

      , NBC Universal
      NBC Universal
      NBCUniversal Media, LLC is a media and entertainment company engaged in the production and marketing of entertainment, news, and information products and services to a global customer base...

      , Viacom
      Viacom
      Viacom Inc. , short for "Video & Audio Communications", is an American media conglomerate with interests primarily in, but not limited to, cinema and cable television...

       and Liberty Media
      Liberty Media
      Liberty Media Corporation is an American media conglomerate and the control is exercised by company Chairman John C. Malone, who owns a majority of the voting shares....


PLATFORMS
  • India
    • Hathway Cable & Datacom (22.2%), India's 2nd largest cable network through 7 cities including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai & Pune
  • Taiwan
    • Total TV (20%), Pay TV platform with JV partner KOO's Group majority owner (80%). News Corp also has a 20% interest in the KOO's Group directly

Internet

  • Fox Interactive Media
    Fox Interactive Media
    News Corporation's Digital Media Group , also known as News Corp. Digital Media and formerly Fox Interactive Media, oversees the Internet business operations of media giant News Corporation, and was formed to oversee News Corporation's new media acquisitions, including IGN Entertainment, MySpace...

    • Foxsports.com
      Foxsports.com
      Foxsports.com provides sports news, scores, sports statistics, sports and entertainment video, sports fantasy leagues and fantasy information. Launched in July 2001, it is a unit of Fox Interactive Media, which also includes other News Corporation online businesses, including MySpace, IGN...

       – website with sports news, scores, statistics, video and fantasy sports
    • Hulu
      Hulu
      Hulu is a website and over-the-top subscription service offering ad-supported on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from NBC, Fox, ABC, and Obstacle on October 20th 2011 Nickelodeon and CBS and many other...

       (27%) – online video streaming site in partnership with NBC Universal
      NBC Universal
      NBCUniversal Media, LLC is a media and entertainment company engaged in the production and marketing of entertainment, news, and information products and services to a global customer base...

       and The Walt Disney Company
      The Walt Disney Company
      The Walt Disney Company is the largest media conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue. Founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, Walt Disney Productions established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into...

      .
    • Flektor – provides Web-based tools for photo and video editing and mashups.
    • IGN
      IGN
      IGN is an entertainment website that focuses on video games, films, music and other media. IGN's main website comprises several specialty sites or "channels", each occupying a subdomain and covering a specific area of entertainment...

       Entertainment – Internet entertainment portal (Includes the sites IGN
      IGN
      IGN is an entertainment website that focuses on video games, films, music and other media. IGN's main website comprises several specialty sites or "channels", each occupying a subdomain and covering a specific area of entertainment...

      , GameSpy
      GameSpy
      GameSpy Industries, Inc., known simply as GameSpy, is a division of IGN Entertainment, which operates a network of game websites and provides online video game-related services and software. GameSpy dates back to the 1996 release of an internet Quake server search program named QSpy. The current...

      , TeamXbox
      TeamXbox
      TeamXbox is a gaming media web site dedicated to Microsoft's Xbox and Xbox 360 platforms. While the majority of content is Xbox and Xbox 360 related, the site occasionally covers general technology and other video game news....

      , 1up.com
      1UP.com
      1UP.com is a video game website owned by IGN Entertainment, a division of News Corporation. Previously, the site was owned by Ziff Davis before being sold to UGO Entertainment in 2009....

      , and Askmen.com
      AskMen.com
      AskMen.com is a free online men’s web portal, with international versions in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.-History:...

      )
    • Giga.de
    • Slingshot Labs – web development incubator (Includes the sites DailyFill
      DailyFill
      DailyFill is a celebrity news and gossip destination owned by News Corp and created by their incubator Slingshot Labs. The site launched in December 2008, less than one year after the New York Post's Page Six shut down their own attempt at a celebrity news site...

      ).
    • Strategic Data Corp – interactive advertising company which develops technology to deliver targeted internet advertising.
    • Scout.com
    • WhatIfSports.com
      WhatIfSports.com
      WhatIfSports.com is a company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. that specializes in online sports simulations and fantasy-style games. It uses custom sports simulators to allow users to match teams from any era and generate a complete play-by-play of a game...

       – sports simulation and prediction website. Also provides fantasy-style sports games to play.
  • Indya.com – 'India's no. 1 Entertainment Portal'
  • ROO Group Inc (5% increasing to 10% with performance targets)
  • News Digital Media
    • News.com.au – Australian-oriented news website
      • News Lab
        News Lab
        NEWS lab was the research and development section of the NEWS.com.au website, based in Sydney, Australia.- Overview :The lab lets users comment and rate a number of internet products being developed by NEWS.com.au...

    • CareerOne.com.au (50%) – recruitment advertisement website in partnership with Monster Worldwide.
    • Carsguide.com.au
    • in2mobi.com.au
    • TrueLocal.com.au
    • Moshtix.com.au – a ticket retailer
    • Learning Seat
    • Wego News owns minority stake in Wego.com
      Wego.com
      Wego.com is a travel search engine based in Singapore. It searches over 150 travel sites, where users compare and book flights, hotels and activities...

    • Netus (75%) – investment co. in online properties.
  • REA Group (60.7%)
    • Realestate.com.au
    • Casa.it (69.4%), Sky Italia also holds a 30.6% share
    • atHome group, operator of leading realestate websites in Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Germany.
      • Altowin (51%),provider of office management tools for realestate agents in Belgium.
    • Propertyfinder.com (50%), News International holds the remaining 50%
      • Sherlock Publications, owner of hotproperty.co.uk portal and magazine titles 'Hot Property', 'Renting' and 'Overseas'
      • ukpropertyshop.co.uk, most comprehensive UK estate agent directory.
    • PropertyLook, property websites in Australia and New Zealand.
    • HomeSite.com.au, home renovation and improvement website.
    • Square Foot Limited, Hong Kong's largest English Language property magazine and website
      • Primedia
        Primedia
        PRIMEDIA Inc. is privately held American media company fully owned by TPG Capital.Consumer Source Inc. is the sole operating division of PRIMEDIA and helps millions of consumers find apartments, houses for rent, and new homes for sale through its Internet, mobile, and print products...

         – Holding co. of Inside DB, a Hong Kong lifestyle magazine.
  • TadpoleNet Media (10%) Hosts of ArmySailor.com
  • New Zealand
    • Fatso
      Fatso (online DVD rental service)
      Fatso is an Online DVD rental service based in Auckland, New Zealand. and was founded in 2004 by Rob Berman of Westside Media. In 2008 it merged with competitors DVD Unlimited and Movieshack to form Screen Enterprises Limited, which operates a single service under the Fatso name...

       – leading online DVD subscription service (ownership through stake in Sky Network Television
      SKY Network Television
      Sky Network Television Limited , , is a New Zealand pay television service. On 30 June 2011, Sky had 829,421 subscribers, which comprises:*808,617 digital subscribers*20,840 other subscribers...

      ).
    • Fox Networks – one of the largest international ad networks.
    • Expedient InfoMedia blog network.

Other assets

  • NDS Group
    NDS Group
    NDS Group Plc. is a developer of pay TV technology. NDS was established in 1988 as an Israeli start up company. It was acquired by News Corporation in 1992. The company is currently headquartered in Staines, United Kingdom...

     – Conditional access technology and personal digital video recorders (PVRs) (49%)
    • SiVenture
    • Jungo
      Jungo
      Jungo Ltd is a provider of residential and business gateway software platforms and applications. Jungo Ltd. is an NDS Group Plc Company.The NDS Group is the leading supplier of open end-to-end digital pay-TV solutions for the secure delivery of entertainment and information to television set-top...

    • CastUP
  • Broadsystem Ltd (UK) – Telephony provider for media companies, bought in 1991
  • Broadsystem Australia (Australia)
  • Broadsystem Ventures (UK) – provider of cheap-rate telephone calls, particularly for customers of Sky Television. Bought outright in 1999.
  • Jamba!
    Jamba!
    Jamba! is a premium-rate monthly SMS mobile phone content provider, based in Berlin, Germany. In China and the company's English-speaking markets—currently Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States—the company operates under the name...

     – Mobile Entertainment/Mobile Handsets Personalisation/Games.
  • News Outdoor Group
    News Outdoor Group
    News Outdoor Group is the largest outdoor advertising company in Eastern Europe, a subsidiary of News Corporation. NewsCorp entered the OOH advertising market in 1999 and NOG has since become the leading emerging market OOH advertising company in the world...

     – Largest outdoor advertising company in Eastern Europe with over 70,000 ads including billboards and bus shelters, operating in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Israel, Poland, Romania, Russia (96 cities), Turkey & Ukraine.
    • Maximedia Israel (67%)
    • Mosgorreklama (50%) – Russia sign and marketing material manufacturer
    • Kamera Acikhava Reklamclik (?) – leading outdoor advertising company in Turkey
  • Australian Associated Press
    Australian Associated Press
    Australian Associated Press is Australia's national news agency. The organisation was established in 1935 by Fairfax and The Herald and Weekly Times.AAP employs more than 175 journalists who work in bureaux in all Australian states and territories...

     (45%) – real time news service.
  • STATS, Inc.
    STATS, Inc.
    STATS LLC is a global sports statistics and information company – the company name originated as an acronym for "Sports Team Analysis and Tracking Systems". It was founded on April 30, 1981 by John Dewan, who became the company's CEO...

     (50%) – worlds leading provider of sporting information and statistical analysis (a JV with Associated Press
    Associated Press
    The Associated Press is an American news agency. The AP is a cooperative owned by its contributing newspapers, radio and television stations in the United States, which both contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists...

    )
  • Fox Sports Grill (50%) – Upscale sports bar and restaurant with 7 locations – Scottsdale
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, adjacent to Phoenix. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2010 the population of the city was 217,385...

    , Arizona; Irvine
    Irvine, California
    Irvine is a suburban incorporated city in Orange County, California, United States. It is a planned city, mainly developed by the Irvine Company since the 1960s. Formally incorporated on December 28, 1971, the city has a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census. However, the California...

    , California; Seattle, Washington (U.S. state)|Washington; Plano
    Plano, Texas
    Plano is a city in the state of Texas, located mostly within Collin County. The city's population was 259,841 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in Texas and the 71st most populous city in the United States. Plano is located within the metropolitan area commonly referred to as...

    , Texas; Houston, Texas; San Diego, California; and Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia.
  • Fox Sports Skybox (70%) – Sports fan's Bar & Grill at Staples Center
    Staples Center
    Staples Center is a multi-purpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. Opening on October 17, 1999, it is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles...

     and 6 airport restaurants.
  • News America Marketing
    News America Marketing
    News America Marketing, often referred to as just News America, is a marketing business owned by the News Corporation. It is one of three companies in the United States that control almost all the in-store ads and grocery coupons in the United States.One major division of the company is...

     (US) – (100%) – nation’s leading marketing services company, products include a portfolio of in-store, home-delivered and online media under the SmartSource brand.
  • Rotana (9%) – Largest Arab entertainment company owned by Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal
    Al-Waleed bin Talal
    Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is a Saudi Arabian billionaire and member of the Saudi royal family. He is the nephew of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. An entrepreneur and international investor he has amassed a fortune through investments in real estate and the stock market.He is founder and CEO of...

  • The Daily
    The Daily (News Corporation)
    The Daily is the world's first iPad-only news app in the United States and Australia, owned by News Corporation.It was originally planned to launch The Daily in San Francisco on January 19, 2011, however the launch was delayed by News Corporation and Apple. The Daily was launched on February 2,...

     – iPad only newspaper delivered daily.
  • Making Fun – social game developer for making games for social networking sites, smartphones, tablets and other devices.

See also



External links

  • Records of political donations at Opensecrets.org
  • News Corp at Bloomberg Businessweek
  • News Corp at Forbes
    Forbes
    Forbes is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, the Forbes magazine, is published biweekly. Its primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Fortune, which is also published biweekly, and Business Week...

  • News Corporation collected news and commentary at The New York Times
    The New York Times
    The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

  • Ketupa – News Corporation profile with history and holdings
  • News Corp. Holdings and Timeline at Columbia Journalism Review
    Columbia Journalism Review
    The Columbia Journalism Review is an American magazine for professional journalists published bimonthly by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since 1961....

    , as of 12/24/2010