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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 programs. While Twenty-First Century Fox's offer for Sky is not a done deal, bankers and industry sources expect it will win...

  • 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 programs. While Twenty-First Century Fox's offer for Sky is not a done deal, bankers and industry sources expect it will win...

  • LONDON, Dec 15- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has struck a $14.6 billion deal to buy European pay-TV firm Sky that unites a media empire across two continents and helps it take on rivals like Netflix in the battle for viewers. Fox said it would pay 10.75 pounds per share- or 11.7 billion pounds- for the 61 percent of Sky it does not already own to control a...

  • Dec 14- The market for public listings in the United States promises to be robust next year, following what can at best be described as a dismal year for IPO activity. The Venice, California- based owner of Snapchat could go public as soon as March and be valued at $20 billion- $25 billion, making it the largest IPO since Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding...

  • LONDON, Dec 14- Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged Britain to delay Rupert Murdoch's proposed deal to buy European pay-TV group Sky until the government completes an inquiry into a phone hacking scandal, the Guardian said on Wednesday. The scandal triggered a year-long public inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press, led by senior judge...