Murdoch sets up what looks like succession battle between sons

|By:, SA News Editor

Lachlan Murdoch has been appointed non-executive co-chairman at Fox (FOXA) and at News Corp. (NWSA), while brother James has been promoted to the role of co-COO at Fox to work alongside Chase Carey.

Lachlan Murdoch's double appointment comes seven years after he left the family business following disagreements with father Rupert and other executives.

Away from what looks suspiciously like a Murdoch succession battle, Peter Rice, Chairman and CEO at Fox Networks Group, has agreed to extend his employment agreement.

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