Which looks like a pretty cunning plan. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is planning to hive off its troubled UK newspaper business into a separate company (along with its other papers like the Wall Street Journal), leaving its ‘entertainment’ assets – ...Read More »
Well here’s a turn-up, UK landline telephone operator BT (formerly the nationalised British Telecommunications) has outbid the mighty Disney-owned global sports channel ESPN for the rights to show roughly a third of live Premier League football games over the next ...Read More »
The Leveson Inquiry entertainment goes on, with Tony Blair appearing earlier this week and being engagingly Tony-ish (the bastard), education secretary Michael Gove (a former employee of Rupert Murdoch as a journalist at the The Times) annoying his lordship with ...Read More »
What a busy week: Facebook IPO fiasco, Adam & Eve goes for mind-boggling £60m, Jeremy Hunt on way out and why aren’t we on Google News?
OK, let’s take it from the top: Facebook’s IPO was a fiasco as there was clearly information available about the company’s struggle to reach ad revenue targets that were made available to some investors (the big boys) and not the ...Read More »
That’s what we all want to find out from the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics tomorrow (Friday) when former News of the World and Sun editor, and latterly CEO of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper operation News International, Rebekah Brooks takes ...Read More »
Why should we, you ask, when it’s so much fun? It is indeed fun to observe the over-mighty Murdochs, paterfamilias Rupert and once super-cocky son James suffering the slings and arrows of the commentariat, various MPs and, rather more worryingly ...Read More »
UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is clinging to his job, will Rupert Murdoch puts the skids under PM David Cameron?
Former News International boss James Murdoch was up before the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics today and, while James escaped pretty well unscathed (in part due to his professed reluctance to read evening emails revealing phone hacking on a grand ...Read More »
There’s a new kid on the sports block, Qatar-based Al Jazeera’s Be In Sport channel (or beIN SPORT as it styles itself) and it has chosen TBWA Paris to handle its imminent launch in France alongside sibling media agency OMD. ...Read More »
Downing Street must be paved with gold – or so it must seem to Tim Allen (pictured), boss of London PR firm Portland, who has just sold a majority stake in his company to Omnicom. The deal values Portland at ...Read More »