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News Corporation
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036
www.newscorp.com
Molded under the watchful eye of Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. continues to evolve and serve as a model for the modern vertically integrated media conglomerate. Aided by the acquisition of 20th Century film studio, News Corp. went from primarily a newspaper company in Australia and England to an influential force in American media. The Fox Network broke ground in the late 1980s as the first successful broadcast network to break through against the powerful Big 3. Recently, viewership for its Fox News Network surpassed the once formidable CNN. This proved to be another sign that American viewers favor News Corp.'s irreverent style.

1915
William Fox leads successful fight against Thomas Edison's Motion Pictures Patents Company. The Patents Company is dissolved in the face of anti-trust legislation.
1931 (March 11)
Rupert Keith Murdoch is born in Australia. Father, Keith Murdoch, is an established newspaper man in the country
1935
Century Pictures and Fox Film merge to form 20th Century-Fox
1952
Murdoch inherits Adelaide News, an Australian mid-size daily, and the Adelaide Sunday Mail
1960
Murdoch's Australian newspaper holdings increase with the acquisition of Cumberland Newspapers, and Mirror Newspapers, Ltd., publishers of Sydney's Daily and Sunday Mirror
1964
Murdoch launches The Australian as the first national newspaper
1969
Murdoch takes over News of the World and launches London Sun
1972
Murdoch purchases Sydney Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
1973
Murdoch purchases his first newspaper in the U.S.
San Antonio Express and News
1974
Enters the supermarket tabloid business by launching The National Star
1977
Murdoch buys New York Post for $30 million from liberal socialite Dorothy Schiff. He continues his New York buying spree by purchasing New York magazine, Village Voice and New West from Clay Felker
1979
Diversifies by acquiring Ansett Transport Industries which owns Melbourne TV station, Channel 10. Australia modifies media ownership laws to allow the deal. Critics call the move "The Murdoch Amendments"
1980
News Corp. forms
1981
Takes over Times and Sunday Times in London
1982
Buys the Boston Herald-American and changes the name to Boston Herald. News Corp. also buys Australian book publisher Angus & Robertson
1983
Sky, the first satellite TV channel launches. News Corp. buys Chicago Sun Times for $90 million
1984
Murdoch and News Corp. make take over bid of Warner Brothers but are thwarted
1985
Murdoch becomes United States citizen in order to purchase more American media outlets. Sells Village Voice. News Corp. buys TCF Holdings Inc., parent company of Twentieth Century Fox Film. In a related deal, News Corp. purchases seven television stations from Metromedia for $1.55 billion (WNEW-TV, New York; KTTV-TV, Los Angeles; WFLD-TV, Chicago; WTTG-TV, Washington, DC; KNBN-TV, Dallas; KRIV-TV, Houston, WFXT-TV in Boston. These stations reach 22% of all television households in the United States. These two deals help to form backbone of a new broadcast television network
1986
Fox Broadcasting Company is established. News Corp. moves its UK newspaper printing operations to new plant in Wapping. A protracted labor strike ensues. Murdoch sells Chicago Sun-Times
1987
Takes control Melbourne Herald and Weekly Times, Australia's largest media group. News Corp. becomes world's largest newspaper publisher. News Corp. also purchases the South China Morning Post, UK newspaper Today and United States book publisher Harper and Row. Murdoch now controlled approximately sixty percent of Australian newspapers and thirty-five percent of UK newspapers
1988
Purchases Triangle Publications (main holding TV Guide) from Walter Annenberg for $3 billion. Sells off New York Post
1989
Harper Collins is formed after newly acquired William Collins Publishing is merged with Harper and Row. The Simpsons becomes Fox Network's first hit program. Satellite television provider Sky TV is launched.
1990
- BSkyB is formed after Sky merges with British Satellite Broadcasting. Accumulation of large debts leads News Corp. down the road to bankruptcy. Citibank, the company's prime lender, takes active role in saving News Corp.
1991
News Corp. undergoes massive sell off to help lower corporate debt. The properties sold off include: New York, Seventeen, Soap Opera Digest, Soap Opera Weekly, Premiere, and Daily Racing Form
1992
Buys broadcasting rights for the Premier League, an Australian rugby league, for $300 million
1993
Gains controlling interest in Asian satellite television service, Star TV. Acquires the right to broadcast NFL games. The move shakes up American sports television as it leaves the NBC network without football coverage. Obtaining the NFL broadcasting rights costs over $1 billion but seen as a necessary investment to help promote fledging Fox Network. News Corp. reacquires New York Post
1996
HarperCollins sells its education unit to Pearson
1997
Acquires Los Angeles Dodgers and Dodgers stadium from the O'Malley family for $311 million
1998
Orders HarperCollins to squash the memoirs of Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last governor and vocal critic of the Communist China government
1999
Acquires William Morrow and Avon Books in a deal with Hearst
2001
Sells stake in Fox Family Network to Disney. Duopolies established in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., and Houston
2002
Duopolies established in Chicago and Orlando
2003
Puts LA Dodgers up for sale. Spends $6.6 billion for stake in Hughes Electronic, the parent company of DirecTV
2004
Los Angeles Dodgers sold to real estate developer Frank McCourt for $430 million
Television
Cable Television
FOX News Channel
FOX Business Network
FOX College Sports
Fox Deportes
Fox Movie Channel
Fox Pan American Sports (33%)
Fox Regional Sports Networks
FOX Soccer Channel
FOX Sports Enterprises
FOX Sports Net
Big Ten Network (49%)
FSN
FUEL TV
FX
Nat Geo Wild (71%)
National Geographic Channel United States (71%)
SPEED
STAR
Stats, Inc. (50%)
YES network (49%)
Fox Television Stations
WAGA (Atlanta)
KTBC (Austin)
WUTB (Baltimore)
WFXT (Boston)
WFLD (Chicago)
WPWR (Chicago)
KDFW (Dallas)
KDFI (Dallas)
WJBK (Detroit)
KRIV (Houston)
KTXH (Houston)
KTTV (Los Angeles)
KCOP (Los Angeles)
WHBQ (Memphis)
KMSP (Minneapolis)
WFTC (Minneapolis)
WNYW (New York City)
WWOR (New Jersey)
WOGX (Ocala-Gainesville)
WRBW (Orlando)
WOFL (Orlando)
WTXF (Philadelphia)
KUTP (Phoenix)
KSAZ (Phoenix)
WTVT (Tampa Bay)
WTTG (Washington D.C.)
WDCA (Washington D.C.)
Satellite Television
BSkyB (39%)
FOXTEL (25%)
Sky Deutschland (49.9%)
SKY Italia
Sky Network Television Limited (44%)
TATA Sky (29.8%)
International Television Stations
FOX Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America
FOX CRIME Europe and Asia
FOX LIFE Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America
FOX MOVIES Asia and Middle East
FOX NEXT Europe
FOX RETRO Europe and Africa
FOX SPORTS Europe, Africa, and Latin America
FOX Telecolombia (51%)
AQUAVISION PRODUCTIONS Africa
Asianet (75%)
BABY TV Europe, Asia and Latin America
CHANNEL [V] India
CHANNEL [V] Taiwan
CHANNEL [V] Music Thailand (49%)
ESPN STAR Sports (50%)
FX Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America
LAPTV (Movie City Pack, Cinecanal, and The Film Zone) (78%)
National Geographic International Channels (52%)
Nat Geo Adventure Europe and Asia
Nat Geo Music Europe, Africa and Asia
Nat Geo Wild Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America
NHNZ PRODUCTIONS Asia
Phoenix Satellite Television (18%)
Premier Media Group
Rotana (19%)
SPEED Latin America
STAR Chinese Channel
STAR Chinese Movies
STAR Chinese Movies 2
STAR Den (50%)
STAR GOld
STAR Movies
STAR MOVIES Asia
Life OK (STAR ONE)
STAR PLUS
STAR UTSAV
STAR World India
STAR World Asia
UTILISIMA Latin America
Telecine (13%)
Channel M Asia
VIJAY (81%)
VOYAGE Europe
XING KONG (47%)
Other Television
FOX Broadcasting Company
FOX Sports
FOX Sports Australia
FOX Television Stations
MyNetworkTV
Film
Twentieth Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox Espanol
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox International
20th Century Fox Television
Fox 2000 Pictures
Fox Music
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Studios Australia
Fox Studios LA
Fox Television Studios
Blue Sky Studios
Shine Group
Twentieth Television
Fox Consumer Products
Premium Movie Partnership (Australia and New Zealand - 50%)
Newspapers (U.S.)
New York Post
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal Digital Network
FSI (SmartSource Magazine)
Newspapers (International)
The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (Australia)
The Australian (Australia)
The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail (Australia)
The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph (Australia)
Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia)
Herald Sun and Sunday Herald Sun (Australia)
mX (Australia)
The Mercury and Sunday Tasmanian (Australia)
Northern Territory News and Sunday Territorian (Australia)
Perth Now (Australia)
Post-Courier (Papua New Guinea)
The Sun (U.K.)
Sunday Times (Australia)
The Times and The Sunday Times (U.K.)
Weekly Times (Australia)
Dow Jones
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal Asia
The Wall Street Journal Europe
The Wall Street Journal Radio
The Wall Street Journal Digital Network
The Wall STreet Journal Classroom
Barron's
Dow Jones Local Media Group (Ottaway):
Cape Cod Media Group (MA)
Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod View
Barnstable Patriot
Hudson Valley Media Group (NY)
Times Herald-Record (Middletown)
Orange Magazine (Orange County)
Nantucket Island Media Group (MA)
The Inquirer and Mirror (Nantucket)
Nantucket Today
Pocono Mountains Media Group (PA)
Pocono Record (Stroudsburg)
San Joaquin Media Group (CA)
The Record (Stockton)
Seacoast Media Group (NH)
The Portsmouth Herald
The Exeter News-Letter
The Hampton Union
The York Weekly
York County Coast Star
South Coast Media Group (MA)
The Standard-Times (New Bedford)
The Advocate (Fairhaven)
The Chronicle (Westport and Dartmouth)
Middleboro Gazette
The Spectator (Somerset and Swansea)
The Fall RIver Spirit
New England Business Bulletin
Southern Oregon Media Group (OR)
Medford Mail Tribune
The Nickel (Medford)
Ashland Daily Tidings
AllThingsD.com
BigCharts.com
eFinancialNews
Factiva
Dow Jones Averages
Dow Jones Client Solutions
Dow Jones Companies & Executives
Dow Jones Events
Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Insight
Dow Jones Investment Banker
Dow Jones LP Source
Dow Jones Newswires
Dow Jones Private Markets
Dow Jones Reprint Portal
Dow Jones Watchlist
Dow Jones VentureSource
FINS.com
Marketwatch.com
SmartMoney.com
Vedomosti (with Pearson and Independent Media)
Virtual Stock Exchange
Magazines
Alpha (Australia)
Big League (Australia)
Inside Out (Australia)
Donna Hay (Australia)
Other News Properties
News Corp. Digital Media
News International
Publishing
HarperCollins Publishers
Amistad
Avon
Avon A
Avon Inspire
Avon Red
Caedmon
Harper Design
Ecco
Harper
Harper Business
HarperLuxe
Harper Paperbacks
Harper Perennial
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Harper Voyager
HarperAudio
HarperBibles
HarperCollins e-Books
HarperOne
ItBooks
Rayo
William Morrow
HarperCollins Children's Books
Amistad
Balzer + Bray
Collins
Greenwillow Books
HarperCollins Children's Audio
HarperCollins Children's Books
HarperCollins e-books
HarperFestival
HarperTeen
Katherine Tegen Books
Rayo
Walden Pond Press
HarperCollins Australia
HarperCollins Canada
HarperCollins India
HarperCollins New Zealand
HarperCollins US
HarperCollins UK
Zondervan
Online Properties
AmericanIdol.com
AskMen
BrandAlley UK (49%)
careerone.com.au
CARSguide.com.au
Fox.com
FoxSports.com
FoxSports.com.au
Fox Audience Network
hulu.com (32%)
kSolo
Milkaround
News.com.au
News Digital Media
Scout
truelocal.com.au
WhatIfSports
Other
NDS (49%)
News America Marketing
last updated 2/14/2013

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