James Murdoch


Fox eyes ‘bolt-on’ M&A opportunities

Highlights from 21st Century Fox’s first investor call since Rupert Murdoch stepped down as CEO included Lachlan Murdoch saying the content giant did not have “material gaping holes”, but would continue to look at “opportunistic” acquisitions. Murdoch Sr became co-executive chairman on July 1, with his sons Lachlan and James taking over the day-to-day running […]

Fox veteran Hill exiting to create prodco

21st Century Fox is saying goodbye to senior programming executive David Hill after more than three decades. Hill, currently senior executive VP at the US-based media giant, is leaving to launch a production venture titled Hilly, which will focus on live production, reality series, production consultancy to organisations and digital investment. Hill is an institution […]

Rupert Murdoch preps Fox exit

Rupert Murdoch is soon to step down as CEO of US-based media giant 21st Century Fox, according to sources from a report today. Murdoch will hand over the keys to the company to his son James, CNBC reported cited various unnamed sources close to the media mogul’s family. At 84 years of age, there has […]

Darroch replaces Murdoch on Sky Deutschland board

Sky Deutschland has appointed Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch as the new chairman of its supervisory board, replacing James Murdoch who stepped down from the role at the firm’s AGM yesterday. Murdoch, who retains a seat on the Sky Deutschland board, gave up the post amid mounting pressure about his position on the board of Sky […]

Murdoch talks Shine/Endemol, Sky Europe in Cannes

James Murdoch spoke publicly about the Shine/Endemol merger yesterday at MIPCOM. Referring to the deal, which was announced last week, the 21st Century Fox COO said that the while the combined production and distribution business will benefit from enormous scale, the parent company does not want to “over-synergise”. “We want to create a larger canvas for […]

Analysis: Will ITV get its way on UK retransmission fees?

ITV says the wider industry will back its aggressive to push to get the UK’s pay TV platforms to adopt a system similar to the US and pay to carry the territory’s terrestrial broadcasters, but analysts have suggested the fight will not be an easy one, reports Jesse Whittock. ITV CEO Adam Crozier was bullish […]

James Murdoch to keynote MIPCOM

21st Century Fox’s co-COO James Murdoch will deliver a keynote at MIPCOM in October. Murdoch, son of Fox chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, will address delegates at the Cannes confab on Monday, October 13, as part of the Media Mastermind Keynote interview series. Murdoch was promoted to his current role at media giant Fox earlier […]

James, Lachlan Murdoch land key Fox roles

Rupert Murdoch has handed his sons Lachlan and James key new roles within his entertainment media group 21st Century Fox. Lachlan Murdoch (left) has resigned from his role as chairman at Network Ten to become non-executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox alongside his father, who is also CEO. He also takes the same role at […]

21st Century Fox sells Star China TV stake

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has sold its entire 47% stake in Star China TV to the firm’s management team and China Media Capital. The Star China TV joint venture, which is majority owned by China Media Capital, operates three Mandarin channels – Xing Kong, Xing Kong International, Channel [V] Mainland China – and the […]

Liberty boss says Murdochs approve of Virgin deal, dismisses Netflix threat

Rupert and James Murdoch both approve of Liberty Global’s takeover of Virgin Media and understand the need for competition in the UK market, LGI’s CEO Mike Fries said late yesterday. Fries added that under LGI’s control, Virgin Media will not compete with BSkyB for premium sports rights. In a keynote address at the Cable Congress […]