January 26, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Publisher Judith Regan and the media conglomerate News Corp. announced a confidential settlement Friday in the $100-million lawsuit Regan had filed against her former employer. In a joint statement, both sides said an amicable resolution was reached, in which neither party admitted any liability. News Corp.
March 27, 2001 |
News Corp., owner of the Fox television network, said it named Michael Regan Jr., a former executive of NextWave Telecom Inc., as its senior vice president of government affairs. Regan, 40, takes over responsibility for government affairs from Robert Quicksilver, executive vice president of network distribution at News Corp.'s Fox Broadcasting Co. Quicksilver will remain with the company in his current position, spokesman Andrew Butcher said.
May 31, 2001 |
The Federal Communications Commission will take weeks to complete its review of media titan News Corp.'s bid to acquire Chris-Craft Industries Inc. to allow three new commissioners to get up to speed, the agency's chief said Wednesday. The deal lacked enough support on the previous commission to win final approval. Two Republicans, Kathleen Abernathy and Kevin Martin, and one Democrat, Michael Copps, were confirmed last week by the Senate as commissioners of the FCC, which has five seats.
August 8, 2001 |
Hughes Electronics Corp., operator of DirecTV, the top U.S. satellite TV broadcaster, was sued by a shareholder who wants a judge to block a possible takeover by News Corp. and order the company auctioned. News Corp., headed by Rupert Murdoch, has been in takeover talks with Hughes, a unit of General Motors Corp. EchoStar Communications Corp., the No. 2 U.S. satellite TV service with its Dish TV network, has offered to buy Hughes for about $30 billion.
April 12, 2001 |
News Corp. has finalized a pact to sell a Salt Lake City television station to gain regulatory approval for its purchase of Chris-Craft Industries Inc., U.S. antitrust enforcers said. News Corp., which owns Fox television network and 23 U.S. television stations, had foreshadowed the sale in January when it announced that the Department of Justice had closed its investigation into the proposed $5.3-billion deal.
September 15, 1998 |
News Corp. denied Monday that Chairman Rupert Murdoch personally pulled the plug on a TV movie project about the sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The movie was to be based on the 1994 book "Strange Justice," written by then-Wall Street Journal reporters Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson. Mayer now writes for the New Yorker and Abramson writes for the New York Times. News Corp.