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Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX.OQ)

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21St Century Fox leads new $8 million B funding round for theSkimm
Wednesday, 1 Jun 2016 08:45am EDT 

Twenty-first Century Fox Inc :21St century fox leads new $8 million B funding round for Theskimm, a multi-platform audience company that curates news for millennials.  Full Article

Third Point dissolves share stake in eBay, cuts in Time Warner
Friday, 13 May 2016 04:55pm EDT 

Third Point Llc : Third Point Llc Takes Share Stake Of 1.5 Mln Shares In Twenty First Centy Fox Inc - Sec filing . Third point llc takes share stake of 3.0 million shares in lowes cos inc . Third point llc dissolves share stake in ebay inc . Third point llc ups share stake in kraft heinz co to 500,000 shares . Third point llc cuts share stake in time warner cable inc by 14.3 percent to 1.2 million shares . Third point llc cuts share stake in roper technologies inc by 6.9 percent to 1.4 million shares .Change in holdings are as of march 31, 2016 and compared with the previous quarter ended as of december 31, 2015.  Full Article

Rupert Murdoch owns minority stake in Uber - Re/code
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 04:20pm EDT 

: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch owns minority stake in ride hail giant Uber which is currently valued at about $62.5 billion - Recode citing sources Source: (http://on.recode.net/1TAjfc6) Further company coverage: [UBER.UL] (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1 646 223 8780).  Full Article

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc - 'Dog Whisperer' Millan defends methods amid probe over cruelty to a pig - Reuters News
Friday, 11 Mar 2016 08:59pm EST 

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc:Popular U.S. television dog trainer Cesar Millan, known as the "Dog Whisperer," said on Friday he understands why he is being investigated for animal cruelty but stands by his training methods, as thousands signed a petition demanding his show be canceled - RTRS.Millan told People magazine that he is happy to cooperate with the investigation over a Feb. 26 episode of the Nat Geo WILD TV series, "Cesar 911" in which Millan uses a pig to train a French bulldog terrier mix called Simon, who had killed two pigs in the past.On the show, Simon is seen chasing the pig and nipping his ear, causing it to bleed.A change.org petition signed by more than 10,000 people on Friday called Millan's methods inhumane, saying he "used the pig as a bait for the dog all for 'entertainment' purposes." It asked Nat Geo WILD to cancel his show.The American Humane Society said it had received complaints about the episode, and called the incident "abuse" in a statement.Nat Geo WILD, a unit of 21st Century Fox FOXA.O, on Friday rallied around Millan and said that a clip from the episode that was shared online "caused some concern for viewers who did not see or understand the full context of the encounter.".  Full Article

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc - News Corp to settle in-store promotions litigation for $280 mln - Reuters
Monday, 29 Feb 2016 08:10pm EST 

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc:News Corp said on Monday that it had agreed to pay $280 million to resolve claims that it monopolized the market for in-store promotions at more than 50,000 retail stores across the United States. - RTRS.The settlement with Rupert Murdoch's company abruptly ended a trial that had begun earlier in the day, when jurors in Manhattan federal court heard opening arguments in what had been a $2 billion lawsuit.News Corp said that while it "had full confidence in our case, we believe this decision is in the best interests of our company and stockholders.".As part of the settlement with the plaintiffs, who consist of consumer packaged goods companies including Dial Corp and Kraft Heinz Co KHC.O, News Corp said it will pay $250 million to settle the case and another $30 million to resolve related claims.The plaintiffs had been seeking $674.6 million, a sum that could have been tripled to more than $2 billion under federal antitrust law.News Corp was accused of monopolizing the U.S. market for in-store promotion services, where it acts as a middleman to help companies promote goods through coupon dispensers, electronic signs, end-of-aisle displays and shopping cart ads.The plaintiffs said News Corp's News America Marketing division had dominated this market since 2004 by locking up exclusive long-term contracts with retailers, and by 2009 commanded a 90.5 percent market share.  Full Article

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc - Fox to offer some employees buyouts to save costs - Reuters
Monday, 1 Feb 2016 03:17pm EST 

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc:Twenty-First Century Fox said it would offer some of its employees voluntary exit options with "generous" benefit packages, with the aim of reducing costs. - RTRS."Some colleagues from Fox Networks Group and 20th Century Fox will be offered a generous benefit package if they opt to voluntarily leave the company," a Fox spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement on Monday. - RTRS.The media and film company is targeting $250 million in cost cuts, CNBC tweeted, citing Dow Jones - RTRS.  Full Article

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc - Hollywood studios, Sky spar with EU antitrust regulators - Reuters
Monday, 18 Jan 2016 01:56am EST 

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc:NBCUniversal, Disney and 4 other U.S. studios together with Sky UK on Monday rebuffed EU charges of anti-competitive movie-licensing deals in a crucial hearing ahead of a decision later this year - RTRS.The companies' defence at a 3-day closed-door hearing came 6 months after the European Commission accused them of preventing consumers outside Britain and Ireland from accessing films and other content broadcast by the British pay-TV group - RTRS.Clauses in the deals also prevent other broadcasters from making their pay-TV services available in the UK and Ireland - RTRS.The accusations by the EU antitrust enforcer came amid a campaign to end restrictions hindering cross-border trade, aimed at boosting e-commerce and growth in the 28-country bloc - RTRS.Defenders of territorial licensing, however, say that the system preserves the region's cultural diversity and safeguards fair payment for artists and content providers - RTRS.Other Hollywood studios involved in the case are Paramount Pictures, part of Viacom, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox & Warner Brothers - RTRS.Sky UK and the studios face fines up to 10% of their global turnover if found guilty of breaching EU rules - RTRS.Other participants included Canal Plus, ProSieben, Telefonica's DTS unit, the European Producers Club, British Film Institute, Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television, French cinema producers body APC and Italy's cinema and audiovisual group Anica - RTRS.  Full Article

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc declares dividend
Monday, 10 Aug 2015 06:00am EDT 

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc:Says that it has declared a dividend of $0.15 per Class A and Class B share.Says this dividend is payable on Oct. 14, 2015 with a record date for determining dividend entitlements of Sept. 9, 2015.  Full Article

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc announces changes to senior executive
Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 04:10pm EDT 

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc:21st century fox announces changes to senior executive team effective July 1.Says Chase Carey named Executive Vice Chairman.Says Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch named Executive Co-chairmen.Says James Murdoch named Chief Executive Officer.Says Chase Carey, the company's deputy Chairman, President and COO since 2009, will become the Executive Vice Chairman.Says corporate functions and its global television and film operations will now jointly report to Lachlan and James Murdoch.  Full Article

Twenty-First Century Fox reaffirms FY 2015 EBITDA guidance - Conferance Call
Wednesday, 6 May 2015 04:30pm EDT 

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc:Maintains FY 2015 total segment EBITDA percentage growth rate to be at the lower end of the mid single-digit range above the $6.29 bln total segment EBITDA base level for FY 2014.FY 2015 EBITDA of $6.50 bln - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

UPDATE 2-Trump acceptance speech ratings fall short of record

LOS ANGELES, July 22 Donald Trump's 75-minute acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention attracted a bigger U.S. television audience than the same event four years ago but failed to match the all-time record, according to Nielsen data released on Friday.