Rupert Murdoch

  • 14 Dec 2017

    Former Labour party leader Ed Miliband and Bloomberg’s entertainment reporter Anousha Sakoui discuss Rupert Murdoch’s decision to sell 21st Century Fox to Disney.

  • 14 Dec 2017

    It’s a media mega-deal – Rupert Murdoch is selling the vast majority of his 21st Century Fox media empire to larger rival Disney. But what does the £39bn deal mean for his attempts to take control of the British broadcaster Sky?

  • 20 Nov 2017

    An American television presenter has claimed that African-American staff at Fox News are consistently marginalised – as he gave evidence to the competition watchdog investigating the proposed Fox takeover of Sky. Kelly Wright said there was a culture of systemic and institutional bias in America – declaring “it’s wrong and we are better than this”.…

  • 12 Sep 2017

    Rupert Murdoch’s £11 billion bid to take full control of Sky has been dealt a blow today after the government said it could ask the competition watchdog to look into the planned takeover by 21st Century Fox.  

  • 16 Mar 2017

    Rupert Murdoch’s plan for an eleven billion pound takeover of Sky is being sent to the regulators. The government said it wants advice on whether the deal is in the public interest. It’s the second time Mr Murdoch has tried to take control of Sky – but his last effort foundered after the phone-hacking scandal…

  • 3 Mar 2017

    The Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has said she’s “minded” to order the broadcasting watchdog to investigate the takeover deal between 21st Century Fox and Sky to see if it’s in the public interest.

  • 15 Dec 2016

    Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has agreed a takeover deal with Sky worth more than £11.5bn. It means Fox will buy the 61% stake in the broadcaster.

  • 10 Dec 2016

    Rupert Murdoch has made a renewed bid for full control of the broadcaster Sky, five years after abandoning his last attempt at the height of the phone-hacking scandal. Interview with former Sun editor David Yelland.

  • 9 Oct 2015

    Greg Miskiw, the man who introduced phone hacking to the News of the World, has finally broken his silence, giving his first television interview since he came out of prison.

  • 2 Sep 2015

    Rebekah Brooks is appointed chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, a year after being cleared of phone hacking charges.

  • 11 Jun 2015

    Rupert Murdoch is to step down as chief executive of 21st Century Fox, reports say, citing sources close to the Murdoch family.

  • 20 Jan 2015

    No tears for the passing of the Sun's page 3 anachronism

    There’s no topless page 3 girl in today’s edition of the Sun newspaper – but in the age of the internet, didn’t the feature become obsolete many years ago?

  • 4 Sep 2014

    News that George Clooney is to direct a movie about the phone hacking scandal has caused a buzz – but who should he cast? Channel 4 News’ Hayley Barlow has some tongue-in-cheek suggestions.

  • 4 Jul 2014

    As David Cameron’s former communications chief Andy Coulson is sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages, the prime minister says “no-one is above the law”.

  • 30 Jun 2014

    The acquittals of Rebekah Brooks and five other defendants at the phone hacking trial was good news for Rupert Murdoch. But what, asks Martin Hickman, is the longer-term outlook for his global empire?