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  • *Posts Q2 adjusted EPS of $0.19 vs estimates of $0.18. The company's news and information business, which includes the Wall Street Journal and the Times in London, has been suffering from lower ad sales as readership dwindles, with readers opting for free news on websites and mobile apps. Revenue in the business fell nearly 7 percent to $1.30 billion in the second...

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    Legacy media companies have sought to grow their digital subscriber bases amid a sector-wide struggle against steep declines in print advertising revenue.

  • The company's news and information business, which includes newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the Times in London, has been suffering from lower advertisements as readers prefer the quick and free news on websites and mobile apps. The business includes REA Group Ltd, a leading real estate advertising company in Australia, and Realtor.com in the...

  • Feb 9- News Corp, the owner of the Dow Jones Newswires and book publisher HarperCollins, posted a second-quarter loss as it struggles to offset the decline in advertising income in its newspaper business. Net loss available to News Corp shareholders was $290 million, or 50 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $62 million, or 11 cents...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 6- The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were "unacceptable" comments one of the channel's presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O'Reilly described Putin as "a killer" in the interview with Trump as he tried to press the U.S....

  • However, the Rupert Murdoch-controlled parent of Fox News and FX posted second-quarter revenue that fell short of expectations. On an analysts' call Monday, Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch noted that the Super Bowl, which Fox hosted on Sunday night, marked the company's first $500 million dollar revenue day. Fox News finished 2016 as the most-watched...

  • Feb 6- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc reported a 4.2 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as its television unit benefited from hosting the baseball World Series and its cable news channel enjoyed strong ratings during the U.S. presidential campaign. The Rupert Murdoch-controlled company's revenue increased to $7.68 billion in second quarter ended Dec. 31 from...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 6- Israeli businessman Amos Genish was vital to Vivendi SA's successful foray in Brazil a few years ago. His appointment this week as Vivendi's first chief convergence officer comes as global media companies bet on megadeals to increase their presence in entertainment-rich regions like the Americas, Europe and Asia while struggling to make...

  • *Expansion in southern Europe key pillar of strategy. SAO PAULO/ PARIS, Jan 5- Vivendi has tapped Amos Genish, the former head of Telefonica's Brazil unit, to lead efforts to converge the French media company's content, platforms and media distribution strategies. The move comes as Vivendi, led by billionaire and corporate raider Vincent Bollore, has been building...

  • Jan 3- Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly, a star of the U.S. cable network's highly rated prime-time lineup, has decided to leave to join NBC News in a broad role that includes hosting a one-hour daytime news show, NBC announced on Tuesday. The departure is a potential blow to Fox News, the top-rated cable news network, owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.

  • Jan 3- Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly, a star of the U.S. cable network's highly rated prime-time lineup, has decided to leave to join NBC News in a broad role that includes hosting a one-hour daytime news show, NBC announced on Tuesday. Kelly's departure is a potential blow to Fox News, the top-rated cable news network owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.

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    NBC News chairman, Andrew Lack, wooed Megyn Kelly away from Fox News by offering her a triple role, The New York Times reports.

  • Jan 3- Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly, a star of the U.S. cable network's primetime lineup, has decided to leave to join NBC News in a broad role that includes hosting a one-hour daytime news show, NBC announced on Tuesday. Kelly will also anchor a Sunday night news show and take part in the network's special political programming and other big-event coverage, an...

  • Jan 3- Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly has decided to leave the network to join NBC News, a source close to NBC said on Tuesday. Fox is a unit of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. Comcast Corp owns NBC News.

  • PARIS/ MILAN, Dec 21- Vivendi's Chief Executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine will meet Italian financial markets regulator Consob in Rome on Friday following complaints over the French media group's stakebuilding in TV broadcaster Mediaset, said two sources close to the matter. Since revealing it held a 3 percent stake in Mediaset last week Vivendi has rapidly...

  • Dec 20- Canadian label and packaging maker CCL Industries Inc said it would buy Innovia Group, which supplies the new UK plastic five pound note that has fallen foul of vegetarians, for around C $1.13 billion. Britain is one of the largest economies to adopt plastic banknotes and they are already in circulation in Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.

  • LONDON, Dec 19- Rupert Murdoch said on Monday he had never asked a British prime minister for anything, seeking to play down his influence ahead of what is likely to be a politically charged approval process for his $14.6 billion bid for pay-TV group Sky. In a short letter to the Guardian newspaper on Monday, Murdoch rejected the suggestion that he had once said: "When...

  • LONDON, Dec 19- Rupert Murdoch said on Monday he had never asked a British prime minister for anything, seeking to play down his influence ahead of what is likely to be a politically charged approval process for his purchase of the pay-TV group Sky. "On a number of occasions now your paper has quoted me as saying:' When I go into Downing Street, they do what I say; when I go to...

  • Vivendi, led by French billionaire and corporate raider Vincent Bollore, became Mediaset's No. 2 shareholder behind Fininvest- the holding company of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi- when it reached an initial goal of building a 20 percent stake this week. The Italian government cautioned Vivendi against mounting a hostile takeover bid for Mediaset,...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Rupert Murdoch's bid for Britain's Sky is expected to drive traditional European media players to do their own deals to attain the scale they need to compete with online platforms like Netflix for increasingly costly programmes. While Twenty-First Century Fox's offer for Sky is not a done deal, bankers and industry sources expect it will win...