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March 12, 2014

What to get a billionaire octogenarian for their birthday? Twenty-First Century Fox chief Rupert Murdoch got immortality, of a sort, when he was inducted into the US television hall of fame.

What to get a billionaire octogenarian for their birthday? Twenty-First Century Fox chief Rupert Murdoch got immortality, of a sort, when he was inducted into the US television hall of fame.

The March 11 ceremony, where he was inducted alongside five others, coincided with his 83rd birthday, something the family business patriarch described as an annoyance, because he doesn’t like looking back on the past.

January 16, 2014

They may be a dysfunctional family from middle America, but The Simpsons have brought together two family business behemoths, 21st Century Fox and Lego, who have launched a new toy brick set.

They may be a dysfunctional family from middle America, but The Simpsons have brought together two family business behemoths, 21st Century Fox and Lego, who have launched a new toy brick set.

January 9, 2014

Twenty-First Century Fox, controlled by the Murdoch family, has announced it plans to delist from the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), only six months after it was first listed as a standalone company, to simplify its capital structure.

Twenty-First Century Fox, controlled by the Murdoch family, has announced it plans to delist from the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), only six months after it was first listed as a standalone company, to simplify its capital structure.

According to chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch, the film and entertainment company no longer had sufficient operations in Australia to justify the listing.

December 23, 2013

The Murdoch family’s News Corp has bought Storyful, a Dublin-based social media agency, for €18 million.

The Murdoch family’s News Corp has bought Storyful, a Dublin-based social media agency, for €18 million.

The start-up is a site created by journalists that collates the most relevant tweets, videos and posts from other social media from people in the middle of different events around the world.

December 11, 2013

The theme was ‘animals of Indonesia’, but anyone who thought ‘LIVESIHCODRUM’, in The Sunday Telegraph’s weekly word puzzle, was something of the furry variety would have been mistaken.

The theme was ‘animals of Indonesia’, but anyone who thought ‘LIVESIHCODRUM’, in The Sunday Telegraph’s weekly word puzzle, was something of the furry variety would have been mistaken.

The NewsCorp-owned Australian paper appeared to carry a hidden message, with the letters on the third line of the word search quiz spelling out ‘Murdoch is evil’ when read backwards.

November 21, 2013

The son of Rupert Murdoch and second-gen deputy chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox, James Murdoch, has sold around a fifth of his shares in the entertainment company in a transaction valued at around $15 million.

The son of Rupert Murdoch and second-gen deputy chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox, James Murdoch, has sold around a fifth of his shares in the entertainment company in a transaction valued at around $15 million (€10.9 million).

It comes just two weeks after the company posted its first quarterly results as a standalone company, following its separation from News Corp.

October 21, 2013

Rupert Murdoch has been reelected as chairman of the board for entertainment company 21st Century Fox, despite opposition from several shareholder groups and a top proxy advisory firm.

Rupert Murdoch has been reelected as chairman of the board for entertainment company 21st Century Fox, despite opposition from several shareholder groups and a top proxy advisory firm.

His sons, Lachlan and James, were also reelected to the 12-person board.

The vote was made last Friday at the first shareholder meeting of the company, which was separated from the publishing arm of Murdoch's News Corp in June this year.

October 9, 2013

Shareholders in Rupert Murdoch's newly-formed entertainment company 21st Century Fox have been advised to vote against his re-election as chairman – and against the return of his two sons Lachlan and James to the board of directors – by a top proxy advisory firm, ahead of the company's first shareholder meeting next week.

Shareholders in Rupert Murdoch's newly-formed entertainment company 21st Century Fox have been advised to vote against his re-election as chairman – and against the return of his two sons Lachlan and James to the board of directors – by a top proxy advisory firm, ahead of the company's first shareholder meeting next week.

September 12, 2013

Charm, intimidation, decadence and bloody mindedness – the lives of Australia's great media moguls have the ingredients for a great drama, and have now been chronicled in a new television series.

Charm, intimidation, decadence and bloody mindedness – the lives of Australia's great media moguls have the ingredients for a great drama, and have now been chronicled in a new television series.

Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch story traces the intertwined histories of the two families over the crucial period between 1960 and 1972 when a young Rupert Murdoch was beginning to make his presence felt to the Packer family – the then incumbent rulers of the media landscape.

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