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  • LONDON, Feb 20- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has strengthened its offer to protect the independence of Sky's loss-making news channel to try to overcome regulatory concerns about Fox's takeover of the parent company. Britain's competition regulator has said Fox's $15.7 billion deal to buy the 61 percent of Sky it does not already own should be...

  • Rupert Murdoch leaves the News Corporation building with his son Lachlan Murdoch (R) on July 21, 2016 in New York City.

    The decision by regulators that Twenty-First Century Fox would be a "fit and proper" owner of Sky will be challenged in court.

  • LONDON, Feb 14- The decision by regulators that Twenty-First Century Fox would be a "fit and proper" owner of Sky will be challenged in court, campaign group Avaaz said on Wednesday. In a potential new hurdle for the proposed $15.7 billion takeover of Sky, Avaaz said that a High Court judge had allowed the challenge to broadcast regulator Ofcom's ruling last June...

  • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gives a keynote address, January 6, 2016 at the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The five-year deal is reportedly worth as much as $300 million, making it one of the biggest deals ever made for a television producer, NYT reports.

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    The 2016 sit-down between Murdoch and Zuckerberg was apparently the culmination of years of tension.

  • LONDON— 21st Century Fox is proposing to insulate Sky's news operations from the influence of Rupert Murdoch and his family to win approval of its bid to take over the London- based pay TV company. The offer is part of a document released Monday that lays out Fox's response to a regulator's preliminary ruling that the deal isn't in the public interest because it...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror scooped up titles including the Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! magazine for 127 million pounds on Friday in the biggest shake up of Britain's cut-throat newspaper industry in decades. Trinity Mirror's stable already includes more than 260 national and regional titles including the Daily Record, the...

  • Feb 8- Wall Street Journal-owner News Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit on Thursday, as growth in its online real estate business helped offset a fall in advertising revenue. The company, which is controlled by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, also owns the New York Post and major newspapers in the UK and Australia.

  • Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp, celebrates at the opening bell of the NASDAQ stock exchange in 2014.

    Rupert Murdoch's media empire owns Dow Jones, HarperCollins and the New York Post, among other properties.

  • Feb 7- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc trounced Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Wednesday, helped by increases in the fees it collects from cable and satellite distributors. Fox executives stood behind it, even though NFL TV ratings have declined for the past two seasons, arguing the scarcity of big, live audiences will...

  • Feb 7- Rupert Murdoch- controlled Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's quarterly profit and revenue trounced analysts' estimates on Wednesday, driven by higher sales in its cable and satellite companies. Revenue from Fox's cable division, which houses the Fox News and FX channels among others, rose 11 percent to $4.41 billion, accounting for more than half of total...

  • Feb 7- Rupert Murdoch- controlled Twenty-First Century Fox Inc reported on Wednesday quarterly profit that more than doubled, helped by a $1.34 billion gain from the recent changes to the U.S. tax law. Net income attributable to shareholders increased to $1.83 billion, or 99 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Dec. 31, from $856 million, or 46 cents per share, a...

  • 21st Century Fox co-COO James Murdoch attends a Keynote during MIPCOM at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, Oct. 13, 2014.

    Investors are keeping an eye on Fox's pending deal to be acquired by Disney for $66.1 billion, including debt.

  • The company's shares rose 1 percent to $107.28 in after-market trading. Revenue from Disney's parks and resorts business rose 13.2 percent to $5.15 billion, beating analysts' average estimate of $4.87 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Disney to boost its digital offerings said in December it would buy the film, television and international...

  • Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company

    The ESPN service, expected to launch in early 2018, will be Disney's first direct-to-consumer streaming product.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- British actor Hugh Grant has settled a legal case against Mirror Group Newspapers after the company admitted that reporters at its three tabloid titles had hacked into his voicemails over a 10- year period to get scoops, he said on Monday. Grant was one of the highest profile victims of phone-hacking by reporters, a practice that became widespread...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Rupert Murdoch's Fox is hoping the creation of an independent editorial board to protect the news channel at bid target Sky will satisfy regulators and allow it to finally take control of the European pay-TV group. Britain's competition regulator told Twenty-First Century Fox last month that Murdoch's near eight-year, $15.7 billion pursuit of...

  • Jan 30- Thomson Reuters Corp's origins date back to the 19th century, when Paul Julius Reuter started a business providing stock prices and news in London, while The Thomson Corporation was founded by newspaper publisher Roy Thomson in 1934 in Canada. 1996- Thomson sells all its UK holdings along with 43 daily newspapers in the United States and Canada and buys...

  • Jan 30- Thomson Reuters Corp's origins date back to the 19th century, when Paul Julius Reuters started a business providing stock prices and news in London, while The Thomson Corporation was founded by newspaper publisher Roy Thomson in 1934 in Canada. 1996- Thomson sells all its UK holdings along with 43 daily newspapers in the United States and Canada and buys...

  • Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox was provisionally blocked this week from buying the shares in Sky it does not already own, although there are options that would allow the $15.7 billion deal to do through. "This performance reflects the investment choices we have made in recent years, allowing us to more than offset the pressure on consumer spending...