Feb 6 Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox
, the television and film company that split from News
Corp last June, reported higher revenue for the quarter
through Dec. 31, driven by growth at its cable networks and at
its European satellite business.
Fox, in a statement on Thursday, said it recorded $8.16
billion of total revenue in the quarter, a 15 percent increase
from the same period a year earlier. Analysts were expecting
revenue of $7.89 billion.
Net income was $1.2 billion, or 53 cents per share, down
from $2.38 billion a year ago, or $1.01 per share.
Excluding items such as BSkyB's share buyback program,
earnings per share was 33 cents.