September 14, 2011 |
James Murdoch is being called back before a committee of the British Parliament to further explain his involvement in the cellphone hacking scandal that continues to shake the family-controlled News Corp. media empire. Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Committee said Tuesday that it would like to re-question the 38-year-old scion to sort out conflicting evidence provided to the panel in its investigation of the ethics scandal at News Corp.'s now-shuttered News of the World tabloid.
September 20, 2012 |
LONDON -- British Sky Broadcasting, the satellite TV network partially owned by Rupert Murdoch, remains a “fit and proper” holder of a broadcast license despite the phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed Murdoch's media empire, Britain's communications watchdog said Thursday. However, the regulatory agency harshly criticized James Murdoch, the former head of BSkyB, for his lackadaisical response to the hacking scandal, saying he “repeatedly fell short of the conduct to be expected of him as a chief executive officer and chairman” of News International, the British arm of Rupert Murdoch's giant News Corp.
November 1, 2012 |
James Murdoch won an endorsement from shareholders to serve another year on the board of satellite television service British Sky Broadcasting. Murdoch received 95% of the vote cast Thursday in London during the annual vote of shareholders. Murdoch did, however, receive the third-lowest vote total of any of the directors up for reelection. Two others with long-term ties to Murdoch's father, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, received fewer votes. However, despite the mild protest, both David DeVoe, chief financial officer of News Corp., and Arthur M. Siskind, a News Corp.
May 15, 2013 |
News Corp. Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch has sold $25 million worth of News Corp. non-voting shares as the company's stock has soared in value. Murdoch, the youngest son of media baron and News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch, on Monday unloaded 752,000 of the company's Class A common shares for $33.32 a share. The sale represented more than 20% of Murdoch's stock holdings in the company. He did not, however, divest his more influential Class B voting shares.
September 20, 2012 |
Despite a reputation tarnished by his handling of an extended phone hacking scandal in Britain, James Murdoch is preparing to step into a prominent U.S. role running much of News Corp.'s vast and profitable American based television operations, according to people familiar with the plans. James Murdoch, the 39-year-old son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is expected to take charge of the Fox broadcast network, FX cable channel, regional sports networks, Fox International channels and National Geographic channels - some of the most profitable assets in the $34 billion-a-year media conglomerate.
February 15, 2008 |
James Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will receive a base salary of $3.4 million and could earn an additional $16 million in annual bonuses as part of his promotion to News Corp.'s head of Asian and European operations, the company said. Murdoch, viewed as the likely heir to the media empire, will also be eligible for an incentive plan under which he could be granted performance-based or discretionary equity awards.