Key Developments: News Corp (NWS.O)

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Torstar Corp updates on sale of Harlequin Enterprises Limited to division of HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C., subsidiary of News Corp
Monday, 21 Jul 2014 06:00pm EDT 

Torstar Corp:Says regulatory clearances and approvals required in connection with proposed sale of Harlequin Enterprises Limited to division of HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C., subsidiary of News Corp., have been received.Parties anticipate closing the transaction on or about Aug. 01, 2014.  Full Article

News Corp sells community Newspaper Group
Monday, 23 Jun 2014 11:00am EDT 

News Corp:Signs agreement to sell its Community Newspaper Group (CNG) to Les and Jennifer Goodstein.Financial terms of the agreement, which is expected to close next week, were not disclosed.  Full Article

News Corp amends stockholder rights plan
Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 05:00pm EDT 

News Corp:Says that it has approved an amendment to the company's stockholder rights plan, which was scheduled to expire on June 28, 2014.Says the amendment extends the expiration date of the Rights Plan until June 18, 2015, unless redeemed earlier by the company as provided for in the Rights Plan.Says the Rights Plan allows the Board of Directors additional time to evaluate all available alternatives and preserves the company‚Äôs ability to implement management's strategic plan in order to maximize the long-term value of the Company for all stockholders.  Full Article

News Corp to acquire Harlequin from Torstar Corp
Friday, 2 May 2014 07:00am EDT 

News Corp:To acquire Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp.Harlequin will become a division of HarperCollins Publishers, a News Corp subsidiary.Purchase price of the acquisition is C$455 mln in cash.Closing is anticipated by the end of the third quarter of calendar year 2014.Centerview Partners acted as financial advisor to News Corp.  Full Article

News Corp Names Lachlan Murdoch as non-executive co-chairman
Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 04:11am EDT 

News Corp:Lachlan Murdoch has been named non-executive co-chairman.  Full Article

News Corp announces issue of shares
Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 10:21pm EST 

News Corp:Issues 5,539 Class A non-voting common stock.Says issue of shares pursuant to the long term incentive plan.  Full Article

News Corp acquires social news agency storyful
Friday, 20 Dec 2013 08:30am EST 

News Corp:Says the company has acquired Storyful, the social news agency.Says Storyful, acquired for 18 million euro (approximately $25 million), will operate as a stand-alone business unit within News Corp and continue to work with its existing roster of global customers, which includes The Wall Street Journal.  Full Article

Newcastle Investment Corp Completes Acquisition of Dow Jones Local Media Group From News Corp
Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 10:10am EDT 

Newcastle Investment Corp announced that it has acquired Dow Jones Local Media Group (Local Media Group) from News Corp for $87 million. The Company made a total equity investment of $54 million, including transaction expenses, and financed the remainder of the purchase price with $33 million of debt. Local Media Group operates 33 local publications, including 8 daily and 15 weekly newspapers, in 7 states. Many of these publications have been providing vital local content to their communities for over 75 years. The Local Media Group operations will be managed by GateHouse Media, Inc. (GateHouse), one of the publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States with a portfolio of products that includes over 400 community publications and approximately 350 related websites. GateHouse is an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, Newcastle`s manager.  Full Article

News Corp Buys Online Soccer Rights In Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia-Reuters
Monday, 12 Aug 2013 08:30am EDT 

Reuters reported that News Corp has secured rights to show online digital clips for English Premier League soccer and other leagues in Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia, coinciding with the launch of new Internet and mobile products.  Full Article

AT&T Inc and Others Race To Buy News Corp And Walt Disney Co's Hulu-Reuters
Monday, 8 Jul 2013 09:19pm EDT 

Reuters reported that News Corp and Walt Disney Co owned Hulu has attracted three bids of over $1 billion from suitors including a partnership of AT&T Inc and Chernin Group, the Wall Street Journal reported. The three highest bidders also include DirecTV and Guggenheim Digital Media which is jointly bidding with private equity firm KKR & CO LLP the Journal said. The deal could be sealed in a week or two after the deadline for bids ends this week, it added.  Full Article


Carey pressured from both sides of Fox Time Warner deal to stay in job

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Chase Carey, Twenty-First Century Fox's president and chief operating officer, may be feeling pressure to stay in his job for several more years both from his boss, Rupert Murdoch, and from the company Murdoch is trying to buy, Time Warner Inc .

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