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  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Time Warner's HBO is preparing to sell a standalone service over the Internet for the first time, in one of the most closely watched moves in pay TV history. The idea was that the technology would not only support HBO but potentially other Time Warner offerings, such as Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. But these sources said that much of the plan...

  • NEW YORK— A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself to death outside the company's New York headquarters Monday, shortly after handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career, police said. Monday outside the building near Radio City Music Hall that houses Fox News, the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal.

  • LONDON— So was The Sun's newfound modesty all a cover-up? A topless model appeared on the British tabloid's third page on Thursday, after an absence of several days sparked reports that the controversial feature had been dropped. But on Thursday The Sun featured a winking topless model and a caption clarifying that "this is Page 3 and this is a picture of Nicole, 22,...

  • LONDON— A British jury has failed to reach a verdict at the trial of four journalists from the tabloid Sun accused of bribing police and public officials for scoops. Jurors announced Thursday after 49 hours of deliberations that they could not agree on verdicts against head of news Chris Pharo, ex-deputy news editor Ben O'Driscoll, reporter Jamie Pyatt and...

  • Jan 20- The mayor of Paris on Tuesday said she intended to sue Rupert Murdoch's Fox News over insults she said the U.S. cable television network hurled at the French capital following this month's massacre at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Paris planned legal action because the city's honor...

  • UPDATE 1-Mayor of Paris says city to sue Fox News Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    Jan 20- The city of Paris intends to sue Rupert Murdoch's Fox News after the U.S. cable network "insulted" the French capital's image, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Tuesday. During an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Hidalgo said the city was planning legal action against Fox News because the honor of Paris had been "prejudiced." In the wake of the deadly...

  • LONDON— Feminists are rejoicing at the disappearance of bare breasts from the British tabloid The Sun— though the newspaper is not saying whether the decision to ditch its "Page 3 girls" is permanent. The Sun has declined to comment on the change, but the Murdoch-owned Times newspaper reported Tuesday that the feature had been dropped from the paper's print...

  • LONDON— Has the sun set on the topless models of Britain's tabloid press? For 45 years, the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun has featured topless models called Page 3 girls— photos that have long drawn protests from feminists. The Guardian newspaper reported The Sun management had made a "landmark decision" to drop the bare breasts.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- The Fox News and Fox Business channels returned on Thursday to satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp's lineup after both sides agreed to a multiyear deal. A source close to the negotiations said Dish agreed to pay an average monthly fee of $1.50 per subscriber for Fox News, the most-watched cable news network. "We thank the viewers of Fox News...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- The Fox News and Fox Business channels returned on Thursday to satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp's lineup after both sides agreed to a multiyear deal. "We thank the viewers of Fox News and Fox Business and Dish customers for their patience throughout this process," Tim Carry, executive vice president of distribution for Fox News and Fox...

  • In the last four years, he has bought five properties for 40 million rupees on Proptiger.com, partly owned by Murdoch's News Corp.. "Scale and growth of businesses like Flipkart are a proxy that consumers in India are comfortable doing transactions on the Internet," said Mukul Singhal, principal at India- China fund SAIF Partners, which has invested $10 million in...

  • In the last four years, he has bought five properties for 40 million rupees on Proptiger.com, partly owned by Murdoch's News Corp.. "Scale and growth of businesses like Flipkart are a proxy that consumers in India are comfortable doing transactions on the Internet," said Mukul Singhal, principal at India- China fund SAIF Partners, which has invested $10 million in...

  • Mega-mergers are popular again on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    Deals worth $100 billion on Monday put the Street on pace for a year rivaling the dot-com bubble era and the private equity surge just before the financial crisis.

  • BSkyB to own 87 percent of Sky Deutschland Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 6- British pay-TV group BSkyB is to own a bigger-than-expected 87 percent of Sky Deutschland once its takeover closes, increasing its leverage but also its future earning power from European expansion. Britain's dominant pay-TV provider agreed in June to pay $9 billion for Rupert Murdoch's 57- percent stake in Sky Deutschland and all of Sky Italia...

  • Nov 5- Time Warner Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by higher subscription fees for channels offered by its Turner Broadcasting and Home Box Office businesses. Revenue from its Home Box Office unit, which runs the successful crime show "True Detective," rose 10 percent and accounted for about 21 percent of Time Warner's...

  • Nov 4- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the film and TV company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by growth in cable network and film studio businesses. The company reported revenue of $7.89 million, which beat analysts' average estimate of $6.25 billion, largely driven by the box-office success "...

  • Twenty-First Century Fox revenue up 11.7 pct Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    Nov 4- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the film and TV company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported an 11.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by growth in its cable network and film studio businesses. Net income attributable to shareholders fell to $1.04 billion, or 47 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $1.26 billion, or 54 cents per share, in...

  • College dropouts who made millions Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal.

    A look at CNBC's NEXT List visionaries who willingly abandoned their educational careers and catapulted to phenomenal success.

  • Time Warner's HBO to cut 7 percent of staff Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    Oct 28- Time Warner Inc's pay TV network HBO is preparing to cut 7 percent of its staff in the United States or about 150 jobs. Time Warner, under pressure to boost profits after rejecting a takeover bid, has also announced cuts at its other units: cable networks Turner Broadcasting and movie studio Warner Bros. Time Warner is under pressure to boost its stock price...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0930 GMT /5.30 AM ET Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Monte dei Paschi drags Europe's banks lower post-stress test. LONDON- Italy's Monte dei Paschi slumps after having the biggest capital hole to fill in a health check of European banks that was generally seen as good news for the sector. BERLIN- German business sentiment darkens in October for a sixth month running, hitting its lowest level in almost two years and...