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  • Oct. 14, 2010, 7:16 AM

    Yahoo (YHOO) continues to tick higher premarket on reports AOL (AOL), Blackstone (BX) and others are considering joint or separate bids for the company. Shares +13.4% and climbing...

    | Oct. 14, 2010, 7:16 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 13, 2010, 7:58 AM

    News Corp. (NWS) has delayed notifying EU regulators about its planned takeover of BSkyB, suggesting the firm is proceeding with caution to avoid a potential regulatory challenge. But the decision may be costly, as competitors are increasingly voicing their opposition to the deal and the pound's gains against the dollar are pushing up the deal's price tag. (previously)

    | Oct. 13, 2010, 7:58 AM
  • Oct. 1, 2010, 9:07 AM

    DISH Network (DISH) says Fox (NWS) is blocking access to 19 regional sports networks and other channels, and wants an "unprecedented rate increase of more than 50%" to turn them back on. "Our customers should not be held hostage in order to finance Fox's irresponsible acquisition of sports rights," Dish says.

    | Oct. 1, 2010, 9:07 AM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 1, 2010, 7:40 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) is working on a subscription service that would provide TV shows and movies over the internet, upping the competition with Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX), and Google (GOOG). It recently pitched the idea to execs at NBC (GE), Time Warner (TWX), News Corp (NWS) and Viacom (VIA).

    | Sep. 1, 2010, 7:40 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 31, 2010, 10:55 AM

    A News Corp. (NWS) proxy filing says that after discussions, former H-P (HPQ) CEO Mark Hurd will leave the company's board after its Oct. 15 annual meeting.

    | Aug. 31, 2010, 10:55 AM
  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:13 AM
    Google is said to be in negotiations with some of Hollywood's top studios to launch a global pay-per-view video service by the end of 2010 via YouTube. The move would put Google in greater competition with Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Hulu (GE, NWS, DIS) over the digital distribution of film and television content.
    | Aug. 30, 2010, 8:13 AM
  • Aug. 24, 2010, 3:21 PM
    Apple (AAPL -2%) is in advanced talks with News Corp. (NWS -0.7%) to let iTunes users rent TV shows for 99 cents and is in discussions with CBS and Walt Disney (DIS) about similar deals, sources say.
    | Aug. 24, 2010, 3:21 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 18, 2010, 12:20 PM
    Sources say Google (GOOG) has been meeting with TV network officials in recent weeks, including execs from CBS (CBS), ABC (DIS), Fox (NWS) and NBC (GE), to drum up support for Google TV, but is finding it a tough sell.
    | Aug. 18, 2010, 12:20 PM
  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:36 AM

    Hulu (NWS, GE, DIS) is said to be planning an IPO that could value the ad-supported video site at more than $2B. But while the Hulu hype has been strong and steady, the company has made little headway on turning a profit.

    | Aug. 16, 2010, 8:36 AM
  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:28 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) will sell control of its three Chinese TV channels to a fund backed by China's No. 2 media firm. News Corp. had struggled in the Chinese market for years, in part because of an abundance of trade restrictions. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
    | Aug. 10, 2010, 8:28 AM
  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:23 AM

    Rupert Murdoch (NWS) lauds the iPad (AAPL) as a "game changer" for news media that will invigorate young people to read newspapers, and he predicts that "hundreds and hundreds of millions" of similar tablet computers will eventually be sold around the world.

    | Aug. 5, 2010, 10:23 AM | 6 Comments
  • Aug. 4, 2010, 4:17 PM
    News Corp. (NWS): FQ4 EPS of $0.33 may not be comparable to consensus of $0.20. Revenue of $8.1B (+5.7%) in-line. Shares -0.3% AH. (PR)
    | Aug. 4, 2010, 4:17 PM
  • Aug. 3, 2010, 5:06 PM

    News Corp. (NWS -1.2%) says it won't be bidding for the Texas Rangers in tomorrow's auction. NWS executives considered a bid in order to protect Fox Sports Southwest from a possible Mark Cuban bid for the Rangers - which might lead to him launching a rival network based on the Rangers and Dallas Mavericks, which he already owns.

    | Aug. 3, 2010, 5:06 PM
  • Jul. 8, 2010, 1:43 PM
    An update on the Sun Valley conference front shows that this may the year of the small media deal. Or at least the year of big-deal denials (that ABC (DIS) and MySpace (NWS) are for sale). Steve Jobs (AAPL) still unaccounted for; Rupert Murdoch's haircut makes him look like Olivier in Marathon Man.
    | Jul. 8, 2010, 1:43 PM
  • Jul. 6, 2010, 3:47 PM

    S&P identifies U.S. companies with lots of cash and low debt-to-equity that may go on a European shopping spree. Among them are several big names, including Intel (INTC), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Pfizer (PFE), Walt Disney (DIS) and News Corp. (NWS)

    | Jul. 6, 2010, 3:47 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 6, 2010, 9:07 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) is in talks with Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) about replacing MySpace's search-advertising partnership with Google, sources say. MySpace has fallen far short of Web traffic and other milestones laid out in the Google contract, which expires at the end of August.
    | Jul. 6, 2010, 9:07 AM | 1 Comment
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News Corp is a diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses.