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MURDOCH KEPT OUT OF THE LOOP OVER ARRESTS AT SUN (Updated)

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch has still made no mention in his almost daily tweets about the surprise early-morning arrests on Saturday of four journalists, including two senior editors, working for his London daily, The Sun — and today’s (Tuesday) Guardian newspaper suspects it knows why he has remained silent: Neither Murdoch and his son James, nor News […]

MURDOCH’S EMPIRE WARILY LOOKS TO LONDON

July 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was not clear how Thursday’s explosive events concerning Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World would affect other properties owned by Murdoch’s News Corp. They include not only a slew of newspapers in the U.K., but also the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post in America, The Australian in Australia, the […]

SUPER WI-FI TEST SET FOR BRITAIN

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While the FCC continues to prevaricate on the use of “white spaces,” the frequencies between TV channels designed to keep one from interfering with another, Britain appears set to launch a white-spaces test in Cambridge that would use the spectrum for a kind of wide-area wi-fi. In a statement some of the U.K.’s largest media […]

DISNEY TO LAY OFF 250; OTHER STUDIOS MAY FOLLOW

June 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Noting sweeping changes in the way movies are being distributed these days — on small, inexpensive discs rather than bulky, expensive film reels — and a downturn in sales of DVDs, published reports said on Monday that Disney plans to lay off about 250 persons, mostly in its distribution and home video units. Several reports […]

ACTRESS HAS NEW EVIDENCE IN U.K.’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL

December 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

New evidence obtained by British actress Sienna Miller suggests that Ian Edmondson, a senior editor of Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid The News of the World, was aware that a private investigator was hacking into her voicemails. Miller is suing the newspaper for breach of privacy and harassment. The evidence was part of the records seized […]

BBC PROGRAMS COMING TO THE U.S. — VIA THE IPAD

December 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC is about to launch a global version of its iPlayer service exclusively for iPad owners on a subscription basis, published reports said today (Thursday). Free advertising-supported programming will also reportedly be available, presumably via the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide. The iPlayer is the BBC video-on-demand service that permits British users to access […]

MORE CONFESSIONS OF PHONE HACKING BY U.K. TABLOID REPORTERS

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A former deputy features editor at Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World has claimed that 13 former colleagues have “confessed” to hacking into the voicemails of celebrities and politicians with the knowledge of former editor Andy Coulson, currently Prime Minister David Cameron’s communications director, the London Financial Times reported today (Monday). The features […]

ARS GRATIA ARGENTUM?

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The seemingly all-but-settled negotiations between MGM’s creditors and Spyglass Entertainment have been thrown into confusion following word that an Indian conglomerate, Sahara India Pariwar, had offered $2 billion to buy the company’s $3.7-billion debt and convert it to equity. The London Financial Times commented that the move “would deepen ties between Bollywood and Hollywood.” But […]