January 14, 2013 |
Now that Rupert Murdoch is spinning off News Corp.'s publishing properties into a separate company, media observers have identified the Los Angeles Times as a likely target for acquisition. Murdoch isn't one of them. "It won't get through with the Democratic administration in place," Murdoch said during a break in the Golden Globes ceremony Sunday night in Beverly Hills. PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2013 red carpet Murdoch was alluding to federal regulations that seek to limit media consolidation.
February 10, 2005 |
A car bomb injured at least 43 people near a convention center in the Spanish capital Wednesday as police rushed to evacuate the area after a telephone warning from ETA, the violent Basque separatist group. The bomb, estimated to contain more than 60 pounds of explosives, went off hours before King Juan Carlos I and Mexican President Vicente Fox were to visit an art fair at the center. Authorities said there was no threat to the leaders and that none of the injuries were serious.
January 17, 2004 |
Los Angeles developer and philanthropist Eli Broad has offered to buy the Dodgers for $430 million, mostly in cash, if Boston developer Frank McCourt's highly leveraged bid falls through, according to a letter from Broad to Fox Group obtained Friday by The Times. Los Angeles Mayor James K.
November 20, 2003 |
Rupert Murdoch wants one of his key lieutenants to run DirecTV, the satellite TV provider that News Corp. hopes to control by the end of the year, according to sources close to the situation. Murdoch's top choice for the job is Mitchell Stern, the chairman and chief executive of News Corp.'s highly profitable Fox Television Stations group, the sources say.
September 25, 2003 |
Struggling network UPN got a new lease on life Wednesday when the Fox station group agreed to renew its affiliation agreement with Viacom Inc. for stations in Los Angeles and other key markets. Terms of the agreement were not released. The deal was considered crucial to the survival of the money-losing UPN network, because the Fox stations contribute a large portion of UPN's overall ratings. News Corp. acquired the stations three years ago; they reach nearly a quarter of U.S.
June 24, 2002
* Fox Television Network President Anthony J. Vinciquerra has been named president and chief executive of the Fox Networks Group, a new position that includes management of Fox Cable Networks Group. He will retain oversight of business operations of Fox Television. Reporting to News Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Chernin, Vinciquerra will oversee the operations of more than 30 major domestic cable and satellite networks, including FX, Fox Sports Net and Fox Movie Channel.