Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KCSG is an Australian American business magnate.
Murdoch became managing director of Australia's News Limited, inherited from his father Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch in 1952.
He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate, and its successors News Corp and 21st Century Fox after the conglomerate split on 28 June 2013.
In the 1950s and '60s, he acquired various newspapers in Australia and New Zealand, before expanding into the United Kingdom in 1969, taking over the News of the World followed closely by The Sun.
He moved to New York in 1974 to expand into the US market, but retained interests in Australia and Britain.
In 1981, he bought The Times, his first British broadsheet, and became a naturalised US citizen in 1985.
In 1986, keen to adopt newer electronic publishing technologies, he consolidated his UK printing operations in Wapping, causing bitter industrial disputes.
His News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins and The Wall Street Journal.
He formed BSkyB in 1990 and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television.
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Rupert Murdoch is not happy with Facebook.
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Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has strengthened its offer to protect the independence of Sky's loss-making news channel to try to overcome regulatory concerns about Fox's takeover of the.. Newsmax Also reported by •Reuters India •Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has strengthened its offer to protect the independence of Sky's loss-making news channel in a bid to overcome regulatory concerns about the.. Reuters India Also reported by •Reuters
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The broadcasting giant's stock eventually.. City A.M.
Should the 21st Century Fox bid to take over Sky go ahead if Sky News is made independent?
*YES – Liz Duff, head of media and investment at Total Media.*
This is something of a no-brainer. The.. City A.M.
Rupert Murdoch's Sky will pay 3.58 billion pounds to show 128 Premier League matches for three seasons from 2019/20 in a deal that brings to an end rampant inflation in the value of the domestic rights.. DNA
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