Tag Archives: Rupert Murdoch

US TV giant Comcast gazumps Murdoch bid for Sky

Happy bunnies in London this morning are most Sky shareholders, who’ve seen US cable giant and NBC owner Comcast bid about £22bn for the company. Not so pleased is Rupert Murdoch (below), whose Fox already owns 39 per cent of ...

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Desmond seals deal to sell Express to Trinity Mirror

Traditional media may have been a vale of tears for most of its proponents over the past 15 years or so, but not for Richard Desmond. Now the former owner of Channel 5 (below) – sold to Viacom for £463m ...

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Long-serving Engine boss Klein quits for client Sky

The brain drain from agencies continues with Engine’s EMEA boss Debbie Klein (below) leaving after 19 years to join longstanding client Sky as the newly-created group chief marketing and corporate affairs officer. Sky is currently reviewing its £200m plus media ...

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Mackenzie overboard as Murdoch vessel heads unsteadily towards Sky

Will anyone miss Kelvin Mackenzie? The long-serving Rupert Murdoch ally (below) has had his post as Sun columnist terminated “by mutual consent” following his comparison of Everton’s Ross Barkley to a gorilla. News UK has also sold its shareholding in ...

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Murdoch closes on Sky but he may have missed the best

What Rupert wants Rupert usually gets and his latest bid for the 61 per cent of Sky his Fox company doesn’t already own will almost certainly succeed. Although the bid, at 10.75p, a 40 per cent premium to the recent, ...

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Why Rupert Murdoch needs Rebekah Brooks back

The mooted return of Rebekah Brooks to head Rupert Murdoch’s British print empire – which now includes The Times, the Sunday Times, the Sun, various book publishing interests and the Sun on Sunday (successor to Brooks’ former fiefdom the News ...

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Surprise as Murdoch pulls $80bn Time Warner takeover

With Ruper Murdoch what you see is usually what you get. While the old boy is capable of springing big surprises from time to time, they’re always in character. But his decision to pull 21st Century Fox’s $80bn bid for ...

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