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Murdoch's media empire

The founder, chairman, and CEO of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch is head of one of the world's largest media empires that reaches nearly all corners of the globe. Murdoch's News Corp has nearly all media markets cornered. We take a look at the inner workings of the empire.

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MURDOCH’S MEDIA EMPIRE

The founder, chairman, and CEO of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch is head of one of the world’s largest media empires that reaches nearly all corners of the globe. With everything from television networks to publishing powerhouses, landmark film studios to a bevy of successful websites, Murdoch’s News Corp has nearly all media markets cornered. We take a look at the inner workings of the empire.

 

THE HOUSE THAT MURDOCH BUILT

News Corp is a behemoth global media conglomerate. As of 30 September, 2011, the organization had total assets of approximately £48.4 billion and total annual revenues of roughly £22 billion. Murdoch’s organization built its billions in six key segments.

 

NEWS CORP
TOTAL REVENUE: £21.8 Billion
For 2011 Fiscal Year Ending 30 June, 2011

26.42%
Publishing
£5.8 Billion (5.7)

 

24.05%
Cable Network Programming
£5.2 Billion

 

20.65%
Filmed Entertainment
£4.5 Billion

 

14.33%
Television
£3.1 Billion

 

11.26%
Direct Broadcast Satellite Television
£2.5 Billion

 

3.30%
Other
£720 Million

 

THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE

It’s more than likely you’re a consumer of a News Corp product. Here’s a sampling of some—not all—of the companies in Murdoch’s News Corp empire.

 

Publishing      
Daily Telegraph (Australia)         
Dow Jones
Harper Collins Publishers
Harper Collins Australia/Canada/India/New Zealand/US/UK
Harper Collins Children's Books
New York Post (US)
News International (UK)
The Daily
The Sunday Mail (Australia)
The Sun (UK)
The Sunday Times (UK)
The Times (UK)
Times Literary Supplement (UK)
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal Digital Network

Cable Network programming
Big Ten Network
FOX Business Network
FOX Movie Channel
FOX News Channel
FOX College Sports
FOX Sports Enterprises
FOX Deportes
FOX Sports Net
FOX Soccer
Fuel TV
FX
Nat Geo Wild
National Geographic Channel United States
National Geographic Channel Worldwide
Speed

 

Filmed Entertainment
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox Espanol
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
20th Century Fox International
20th Century Fox Television
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Studios Australia
Fox Studios LA
Fox Television Studios
Blue Sky Studios
Shine Group

 

Television

FOX Sports
MyNetworkTV
FOX Sports Australia
FOX Television Stations
FOX Broadcasting Company

 

Direct Broadcast Satellite Television
BSkyB
FOXTEL
SKY Italia
SKY Deutschland

 

Other
AmericanIdol.com
AskMen                                   
careerone.com.au
CARSguide.com.au
Fox.com
FoxSports.com
FoxSports.com.au
hulu.com (with NBC Universal and Disney)                     
IGN Entertainment
Milkround
National Rugby League
NDS
News.com.au
News Digital Media                               
truelocal.com.au

 

SOURCES: NEWSCORP.COM


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