Rupert Murdoch

Company

Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced that it intends to spin off to shareholders a portfolio of its highly rated news, sports and broadcast businesses to create a new “Fox,” which will include Fox News Channel; Fox Business Network; FOX Broadcasting Company; FOX Sports; Fox Television Stations Group; and sports cable networks FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes and Big Ten Network (BTN). Separately, 21CF announced that it has entered into an agreement to combine the rest of its businesses with Disney, including all the company’s film and television studios, cable entertainment networks, and international television businesses.

Laura Ingraham and 21CF Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch celebrate “The Ingraham Angle” at last week’s launch reception in Washington, D.C.
Events

21st Century Fox Executive Chairman and Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch hosted an exclusive launch reception for Fox News Channel’s new primetime program “The Ingraham Angle” in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Events

At the American Australian Association’s 2017 Benefit Dinner last night in New York City, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch was honored for his achievements in furthering American-Australian business relations. The annual dinner raised nearly $2 million for AAA’s Education Fund and celebrated this year’s 17 Fellows.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses features FOX News’ election coverage, “The Simpsons” making TV history, FXX setting return dates for “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Man Seeking Woman,” and more.

TV

Halloween, virtual reality and a milestone: On Sunday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX, “The Simpsons” will give audiences a special viewing experience. Television’s longest-running comedy series and longest-running scripted show in history will air the all-new “Treehouse of Horror XXVII,” its annual Halloween episode, which will double as the show’s 600th episode.

Heritage

June 5, 1989, BEIJING – Around the world, the image of a man staring down tanks in China’s Tiananmen Square became etched in our collective memory. The live CNN broadcast was a journalism milestone. Like any competitive newsman, Rupert Murdoch marveled at the accomplishment but must have been rankled by his rival’s success in breaking the story.

Events

21st Century Fox hosted a special screening of 20th Century Fox Film’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” last night at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. Executive Chairmen Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch shared remarks at the event and were joined by special guests James McAvoy and Ben Hardy, who star in the action film. Also in attendance were friends of 21CF, business partners and other VIPs.

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Rupert Murodch at the old New York Post building at 210 South Street in downtown Manhattan, where his office was located in the early days.
Heritage

On March 20, 1985, News Corporation Limited announced that it had agreed to purchase 50 percent of TCF Holdings Inc., which owned 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, for $162 million. As part of the deal, News Corporation loaned $88 million to TCF. Here's a look at the press release and News Corporation announcement of the deal.

21st Century Fox and ACP
Photo credit: Tamara Beckwith
Social Impact

21st Century Fox and News Corp co-hosted a reception on February 11 to celebrate their longstanding partnership with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a nonprofit organization that helps U.S. military veterans transition into the civilian workforce by connecting them with professional mentors.