January 8, 2008 |
Global media company News Corp. said it bought almost 15% of Premiere, Germany's biggest pay-TV operator. The New York company, whose holdings include Fox News Channel and Star TV, said it paid cable operator Unitymedia in Cologne $422.5 million in cash for a 14.58% stake. Unitymedia said it received 17.50 euros ($25.75) for each of its 16.4 million shares in Premiere. Premiere has more than 4 million subscribers in Germany and Austria to its television and digital radio channels, whose offerings include live soccer and first-run movies.
May 14, 2011 |
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won several Republican primaries in the 2008 presidential race, said Saturday night that he would not make a run for the White House in 2012. Huckabee's decision was a secret to all but his close family until he revealed it on his weekly Fox News Channel program. Since losing the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, Huckabee has fashioned a lucrative post-political career as an author, speaker and contributor for Fox News, where he makes about $500,000 a year in a contract that goes through 2012.
July 31, 2004 |
As broadcasters sharply limited their coverage of the Democratic National Convention this year, cable news networks and PBS leaped into the breach and came away with some impressive ratings. Overall viewership for the convention -- including ABC, CBS and NBC plus the three all-news cable networks -- was down slightly compared with 2000, according to figures from Nielsen Media Research. This year's coverage averaged 20.4 million total viewers over four nights, off 1% from four years ago.
October 5, 2002
Re "CNN Is Anything but Mickey Mouse," Commentary, Oct. 1: Cheers to Ken Bode for pointing out that CNN is the network the world turns to to cover real news, especially foreign news. If Ted Turner does return, he should fire all the yahoos who have tried to clone the Fox News Channel. The direction that CNN has taken since the AOL merger leaves this former CNN junkie desperately longing for the old CNN. "Crossfire" (without Tucker Carlson) and "News- Night" are the only programs worth watching without reaching for the vomit bag. Frederique N. Sol New Rochelle, N.Y.
August 29, 2005 |
The world of 24/7 cable news can be hard to leave. Many anchors and reporters have proven it by switching networks, and Bill Hemmer now joins their ranks. The former cohost of CNN's "American Morning" lands at Fox News Channel as anchor of the 9 a.m. weekday edition of "Fox News Live" starting today.
October 18, 2008 |
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck is leaving CNN Headline News for Fox News Channel, where he will host a weekday show at 5 p.m. starting next spring. His daily radio show is heard by nearly 7 million people, ranking him fifth in popularity behind Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and Laura Schlessinger, according to Talkers magazine. Beck sensed growth opportunities at Fox, which appeals to a more conservative audience and has many more viewers than CNN Headline News.
July 28, 2007 |
Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network. MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America's Future and liberal blogs like DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on the network. Once a database is gathered, an organized phone-calling campaign will begin, said Jim Gilliam, vice president of media strategy for Brave New Films, a company that has made anti-Fox videos.