Murdoch: ‘Sky deal will boost Europe’s creative industry’

21st Century Fox’s consolidation of Sky will provide a major boost for creative industries in the UK as well as Germany and Italy, according to company CEO James Murdoch. Speaking at the Deloitte Enders Media & Telecoms 2017 & Beyond conference in London, Murdoch also said that the global migration of content distribution and consumption to IP platforms […]

Fox not keen on D2C, but Hulu-type services ‘key’

Direct-to-consumer services may not be a necessary part of the distribution mix for 21st Century Fox, according to CEO James Murdoch. However, more control of the user experience via new OTT distribution platforms like Hulu, which Fox partly owns, and own-branded, but pay TV authenticated multiscreen apps will be “a dimension of competition that is […]

Ex-Discovery content chief finds Electric role

Former Discovery Networks International content chief Phil Craig has joined Australian producer Electric Pictures as head of factual. Craig (pictured), who has also worked at the ABC, will work out of Electric’s Fremantle, Western Australia base, working closely with founder Andre Ogilvie and his team to build the business locally and internationally. The role will […]