After a failed attempt to buy Sky in 2010, Fox moved again to acquire 61% of the company through a $14.6 billion deal. The deal, however, faced opposition over concerns of potential over-concentration of power since Rupert Murdoch also owns stakes in other firms in the U.K.
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is in no doubt that James Murdoch is ready to take a much bigger role at Twenty-First Century Fox, by far the largest part of the media empire that James' father Rupert Murdoch built.
Several top investors in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc are pressing for the right to swap their voting shares for ordinary shares, which are trading at an unusual premium, even though the move could hand even more control of the company to Rupert Murdoch, according to people familiar with the matter.
Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will step down as the chairman of Shine Group when it merges with Endemol and Core Media Group Inc [CKXETM.UL], the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp (NWSA.O) said it would buy Move Inc (MOVE.O), the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business.
TV and film company 21st Century Fox on Thursday announced that it would put up for sale its 47% stake in Star China TV for an undisclosed sum. The said stake will be bought by private equity firm China Media Capital and the TV channel operator's management.
New York, US-based media group News Corp has acquired Dublin, Ireland's social news agency Storyful in a deal valued at €18 million ($25 million) to help surface and validate user-generated news online.
New broadcasting firm BT acquired exclusive rights to broadcast UEFA football games.
A number of prominent institutional investors and proxy advisory firms have supported a resolution calling for a split of CEO-Chairman duties at 21st Century Fox.
Rights coverage and greater viewership are promised in the new deal between 21st Century Fox Inc and the German Bundesliga.
The buyout firm is now the second largest shareholder in News Corp after mogul Rupert Murdoch.
News Corp announced that it had sold Dow Jones Local Media to a unit of Fortress Investment Group without disclosing the terms of the deal.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp (NWSA.O) made a $2 billion takeover offer for Australia's Consolidated Media Holdings (CMJ.AX) on Wednesday.
Bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S., Canadian and Asian companies.