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Hope Hicks Lands Her Next Gig

She'll head corporate communications for Fox

(Newser) - Hope Hicks has landed her post-White House gig. President Trump's former communications director, who left the administration earlier this year , is now the head of corporate communications for Fox. Hicks will assume the role for the new version of the company that will emerge after Disney purchases 21st Century... More »

A Behemoth Just Caved in Fight for 21st Century Fox

Comcast is out, paving the way for Disney to buy it

(Newser) - In a battle among media giants for control of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, Comcast has blinked. The cable and media company is dropping its bid, instead focusing on its pursuit of the European pay-TV operator Sky. Comcast had been fiercely dueling with Disney for Twenty-First Century Fox, but... More »

Battle for Fox Heats Up as Disney Boosts Offer

Disney has now outbid Comcast

(Newser) - After Comcast challenged Disney by offering $65 billion for 21st Century Fox , Disney is challenging Comcast right back. Disney had initially offered $52.4 billion in stock for Fox's entertainment businesses, and on Wednesday it increased its bid to $70.3 billion, composed of half stock and half cash,... More »

Comcast Challenges Disney, Offers $65B for Fox

It's not clear whether Fox's board will entertain the offer

(Newser) - Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company, the AP reports. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government's... More »

Simpsons Saw This Fox-Disney Deal Coming 20 Years Ago

Meanwhile, some are worried about a decline in the quality of movies

(Newser) - Disney was already a behemoth enterprise, but its proposed $52.4 billion purchase of the bulk of 21st Century Fox would make it even more of a giant. As the Washington Post notes, Disney is currently the biggest US studio in terms of box office returns, with the Marvel and... More »

Comcast Talking to Fox About a Deal, Source Says

Comcast said to be interested in same assets Disney was

(Newser) - Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels, and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation tells the AP . This person can't discuss the matter publicly. The conversations are at a very early stage, and there's no guarantee... More »

Fox News No Longer Airing in the UK

Citing low ratings, Fox says airing on Sky no longer commercially viable

(Newser) - As of Tuesday, TV viewers in the UK can no longer get their Sean Hannity fix. Per the BBC , 21st Century Fox announced it has pulled its news feed from UK broadcaster Sky in a deal it says is no longer in the company’s “commercial interest.” The... More »

Reports: Fox Plans 'Offensive' Bid for Tribune Media

Sinclair Broadcasting has its eye on the company, too

(Newser) - One of the nation's largest television broadcasting companies may have competing suitors: Today's media scuttlebutt centers around Tribune Media and its 42 TV stations. Reports say Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and the private equity firm Blackstone are readying a bid for the company, with Blackstone ponying... More »

O'Reilly Brushes Off NYT Report on Sexual Harassment Claims

'I'm vulnerable to lawsuits'

(Newser) - Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Saturday that he is "vulnerable to lawsuits" because of his high-profile job, in response to a New York Times report detailing payouts made to settle accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, the AP reports. O'Reilly posted the statement to... More »

Fox Settles Gretchen Carlson's Sex Harassment Suit for $20M

And Greta Van Susteren is leaving Fox News

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson will take $20 million off Fox News' hands, settling on Roger Ailes' behalf in response to Carlson's sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit, reports Vanity Fair . Included with the settlement is what the magazine calls an "unprecedented" public apology for Carlson, an apparent effort by Fox... More »

Roger Ailes Resigns From Fox News

It's official

(Newser) - It's official: Fox News reports that Roger Ailes has resigned from his role as CEO of the network, effective immediately. Rupert Murdoch will become acting CEO, and will also assume Ailes' former role as chairman of Fox News and Fox Business Network. "Roger Ailes has made a remarkable... More »

Murdoch to Resign as Fox CEO: Report

Title to go to his son, James, amid shuffle

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch may be stepping down as CEO of 21st Century Fox. Murdoch, 84, is expected to pass the role to his son, James, later this year or in early 2016, reports CNBC , citing "numerous sources close to the Murdoch family." James Murdoch, 42, will reportedly work in... More »

Fox Drops Bid to Grab Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch is moving on

(Newser) - A deal that would have combined two of the world's biggest media companies is no more—21st Century Fox is abandoning its attempt to take over Time Warner . The about-face announced today comes three weeks after Time Warner revealed that it had rejected 21st Century Fox's unsolicited $76... More »

Now on Fox's Shopping List: Time Warner

$80B offer rebuffed, but Murdoch unlikely to give up

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion bid to buy Time Warner last month, sources tell the New York Times , and while Time Warner replied with what's described as a "terse letter" of rejection, the sources say Murdoch is locked in and unlikely to give... More »

Rupert Keeps Fox; Wendi Gets Apartment

Murdoch divorce said to be almost finalized

(Newser) - As the Murdoch divorce approaches finalization, settlement details are emerging: Don't expect any changes to 21st Century Fox or News Corp, the Los Angeles Times reports. Rupert will keep both properties, as well as his Beverly Hills home and newly-acquired Moraga Vineyards, though New York will remain his primary... More »

The Simpsons Cable Rights Fetch Up to $1B

...Though the money's essentially moving from one part of Fox to another

(Newser) - Homer and company are officially rolling in d'oh. After 24 seasons, the animated comedy is finally coming to cable, in what Deadline is calling the "priciest off-network pact ever." FXX will pay at least $750 million, and possibly as much as $1 billion, to acquire exclusive rights... More »

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