Topic archives: 21st Century Fox

Missing in action: James Murdoch

May 17, 2018 2

Lachlan Murdoch has been announced as incoming Fox CEO in a statement overnight, leaving one big question: where's James?

Fairfax fined for Domain ad … Family Feud canned … Comcast crashing Disney-Fox deal …

May 8, 2018

Fairfax has copped a fine from the Federal Court over a Domain ad that exaggerated its size and reach in the real estate market. And other media tidbits of the day.

While Rupert’s away, the Murdoch sons start to clean up the house

May 7, 2018 5

Rupert Murdoch's continued absence from much of News Corp's public work has been the perfect time for his sons to override his affection for print media and walk back their newspaper holdings.

Deadly day for Afghan journos … Alan Jones in defamation case … BuzzFeed’s new politics show …

May 1, 2018

Alan Jones is in Brisbane to defend a defamation case brought against him relating to his coverage of the 2011 Queensland Floods. And other media stories of the day.

Seven recruits Ten’s BBL boss … Studio 10 replacements … Charlie Rose’s comeback …

April 27, 2018

Seven has poached Ten's BBL boss as it makes the first of its moves to solidify the cricket market for itself.

A Sky News sale to Disney would do nothing but give the Murdochs more power

April 4, 2018 1

While an independently run Sky News under Disney would at first seem to diminish any Murdoch influence, it pays to remember that the family is playing the long game.

Court suppresses Tele’s Rush defence … ABC apologises to Rudd … why Fox’s Disney deal was done …

February 9, 2018 1

A court has ordered the complete suppression of the Daily Tele's defence in the Geoffrey Rush defamation suit. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Mayne: watch for the Murdoch sell-down out of Disney

December 20, 2017 1

Will the Murdochs sit on a $10 billion stake in a company they have no control over, or will we see a fire-sale and a new generation of the family enriched?

Eaten Fish’s new home … betting ad ban watered down … Book Club’s last show …

Eaten Fish’s new home … betting ad ban watered down … Book Club’s last show …

December 19, 2017

Iranian cartoonist Ali Dorani has finally been able to leave Manus Island. Plus, other media tidbits of the day.

Netflix could be a frenemy rather than foe

December 18, 2017 1

As Disney squares up to take on Netflix's streaming dominance, it would do well to learn how to make friends.

Liquidating Murdoch: a Disney story

December 18, 2017 1

The Murdoch empire has been tight-lipped on its true plans after the Disney deal, but it's clear that things are on a downward slope.

Murdoch goes back to the future to distract from his declining legacy

December 15, 2017 6

Rupert Murdoch's spin is in overdrive as he tries to justify the Fox-Disney sale as anything but what it is: a necessary deal to save a falling company.

Crikey Worm: Rupert carves up 21st Century Fox

December 15, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Murdoch elder Rupert has approved a massive sell-off of 21st Century Fox assets. Plus, remember when we were told slashing penalty rates would boost employment figures? Turns out, not so much. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Will the Disney deal split the Murdoch men?

December 14, 2017

Ahead of a 21st Century Fox restructure and the monolithic Fox-Disney deal, questions are being raised about how Rupert's heirs fit in.

The New Yorker sacks Scaramucci journo … the revolving door … Gawker’s revival …

December 12, 2017

The New Yorker has fired its Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza -- whose article on Anthony Scaramucci saw the Trump adviser resign -- over what they say is improper sexual conduct.

Studio 10 EP sacked … car crash photo breaches press standards … Murder Uncovered killed off …

November 21, 2017

Ten's Studio 10 executive producer Rob McKnight has been booted by the network, telling colleagues in an email he wouldn't "spin a BS line that I resigned".

ABC news anchor’s lucky escape … Theroux film ‘exploitative’ … Canberra farewells Andrew Meares …

ABC news anchor’s lucky escape … Theroux film ‘exploitative’ … Canberra farewells Andrew Meares …

November 17, 2017 8

The ABC's Tasmanian newsreader Peter Gee is recovering in hospital after a nasty bicycle crash. He won't be back on air until next year.

Revealed: Fox AGM shows democracy done Rupert Murdoch-style

November 16, 2017 4

Murdoch showed again today his shareholders shouldn't have a voice. Here's a full list of former AGMs that went much the same way.

The Murdochs aren’t losing control of 21st Century Fox any time soon

and November 13, 2017 1

That said, it's because the company's share structure is dodgy.

How the Murdoch sons handled merger gossip during September quarterly briefing

November 9, 2017

Lachlan and James Murdoch presented a po-faced denial that anything is changing at Fox.