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  • Ailes resigned from Fox News last July following allegations of sexual harassment, marking an abrupt end to his 20- year reign over America's most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives. Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. Ailes received a severance package of about $40 million when he left Fox News,...

  • May 18- Roger Ailes, who became one of the most powerful figures in both U.S. politics and media by turning the Fox News network into a booming voice for conservatives before he was brought down by sexual harassment charges, has died at the age of 77.. Ailes worked as a media strategist for Republican Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush before...

  • Ailes resigned from Fox News last July following allegations of sexual harassment, marking an abrupt end to his 20- year reign over America's most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives. Ailes was 77, according to the website of Fox News, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.. Ailes' widow, Elizabeth Ailes,...

  • May 10- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the television and film company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported quarterly revenue below Wall Street's expectations on Wednesday, weighed down by weaker box office results. Chief Executive James Murdoch, Rupert's son, told analysts on a post-earnings call that all of its networks except National Geographic showed...

  • May 10- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the television and film company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported quarterly revenue below Wall Street's expectations on Wednesday, weighed down by weaker box office results. Chief Executive James Murdoch, Rupert's son, told analysts on a post-earnings call that all of its networks except National Geographic showed...

  • Sexual harassment claims and lawsuits at Fox News, which have led to the departures of its former chair Roger Ailes, network co-president Bill Shine and star anchor Bill O'Reilly, have weighed on the Sky bid. Revenue at Fox's cable division, which houses the Fox News, FX and Fox Sports networks, rose 2.1 percent to $4.02 billion, accounting for more than half of total...

  • Shares of the company, which is in midst of a $14.5 billion bid to take control of UK- based pay-TV group Sky, fell 1.4 percent in extended trading on Wednesday. Hugh Jackman starrer "Logan," part of the company's "X-Men" franchise, released during the quarter and grossed around $606.2 million worldwide, compared with the $783.1 million that the 2016 hit "Deadpool" made,...

  • May 10- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the television and film company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported a 4.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue due to strong Super Bowl advertising and high ratings for its cable news channel, Fox News. The company, which also owns the Twentieth Century Fox movie studio, said total revenue rose to $7.56 billion in the third...

  • *Q3 adj profit $0.07/ shr vs est $0.05/ shr. May 9- News Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as the owner of the Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal saw an uptick in its digital real estate business and growth in its advertising revenue. The company said digital subscribers accounted for 53 percent of total subscriptions for the Wall...

  • Rupert Murdoch, center, with sons James Murdoch, (R) and Lachlan Murdoch.

    A consensus of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings per share of 5 cents on revenue of $1.86 billion.

  • May 9- News Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as the owner of the Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal saw an uptick in its news and information unit and its digital real estate business. The company, whose newspapers include the New York Post, the Times in London and the Australian, has been transforming its business and moving...

  • Net loss available to shareholders narrowed to $5 million, or 1 cent per share, in the third quarter ended March 31, from $149 million, or 26 cents per share, a year earlier. News Corp, controlled by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, said its revenue rose to $1.98 billion from $1.89 billion. The company, whose newspapers include the New York Post, the Times in London and the...

  • LONDON, May 8- A woman who accused former Fox News presenter Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment in the United States called on Britain on Monday to block Fox's owner Rupert Murdoch from taking full control of Britain's pay-TV group Sky. But the takeover is politically sensitive in Britain where a previous attempt to take full control of Sky in 2011 was derailed...

  • SYDNEY, May 6- Australia proposed scrapping media ownership restraints on Saturday which could raise huge interest among moguls looking for acquisitions, especially in its ailing, third-largest free-to-air television network, Ten Network Holdings. Rupert Murdoch last month edged a step closer to taking full control of Sky PLC in Britain after the European...

  • Fox of last 20 years is over: Michael Wolff

    Fox is entering an entirely new era, says Michael Wolff, Hollywood Reporter columnist, talking about recent high-profile departures at Fox as the Murdoch sons reshape the family's empire.

  • Bill Shine out at Fox

    Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair, talks about the "force for change" at Fox and the influence of James and Lachlan Murdoch, as high-profile talent and leaders depart the company.

  • The exit of Shine, who has been with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox News since its inception over 20 years ago, marks a key step in the attempt by Rupert Murdoch and his sons, who run the company, to clean house after a series of embarrassing revelations. Last month, Julie Roginsky, a Democratic political consultant and Fox News contributor, sued the network and...

  • The exit of Shine, who has been with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox News since its inception over 20 years ago, marks an important step in the attempt by Rupert Murdoch and his sons, who run the company, to clean house at Fox after a series of embarrassing revelations. Last month, Julie Roginsky, a Democratic political consultant and Fox News contributor, sued the...

  • Shine and Jack Abernethy were appointed co-presidents to lead Fox News last year after chairman Roger Ailes resigned in July following sexual harassment allegations. Abernethy remains co-president of Fox News and chief executive of Fox Television stations, while Shine has been replaced by Suzanne Scott, executive vice president of Fox News' programming,...

  • Bill O'Reilly

    Bill O'Reilly's amended contract suggests that the ousted Fox News host will receive up to one-year's salary, a source tells CNBC.