Hulu would love to expand — you know, sometime

November 17, 2008

Hulu is going global. Maybe.

The video website owned by News Corp and NBC Universal is apparently thinking of expanding to Britain, France, Germany and Japan. But don’t get too excited. Peter Smith, president of NBC Universal International, told a conference that while Hulu would love to push out its boundaries, there aren’t yet any concrete plans.

Fox Business does business with politics, hotels

November 10, 2008

Fox Business Network‘s website had a good October, thanks to the financial crisis. Here are some numbers:

WSJ=Way Smarter Journalists

November 10, 2008

News Corp is realizing synergies, cross-promoting among its brands. Here’s the latest announcement:

Dragging and dropping with MySpace

November 10, 2008

At MySpace, change is a gradual affair. News Corp’s online social network on Monday is introducing Profile 2.0, which it calls the “next step in iterative global site redesign, enabling millions of users to opt-in and customize the appearance of their profiles using an innovative new drag-and-drop user interface.”

How bad is local advertising? Ask Fox

November 6, 2008

We’re guessing Rupert Murdoch isn’t smiling quite so much right now. Not after News Corp reported a larger-than-expected drop in quarterly profit and cut its full year outlook.

Yahoo rejected again (and again)

November 6, 2008

Yahoo: Shun me once, shame on you. Shun me three times in one day, shame on… uh, shame on all of you.

Wolff opines on Murdoch… again

October 31, 2008

Can you tell it’s book-flacking time?

Vanity Fair is running the second excerpt from the forthcoming book that Michael Wolff wrote about News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch (this one centers on his family), and Wolff is making the rounds this week to talk about it. He was on CNBC moments ago, engaging in everyone’s favorite media parlor game: Parsing Murdoch’s every move like a multi-clause sentence. Friday’s appearance follows a panel discussion at a PaidContent.org conference earlier this week where he made similar remarks. Here’s what he said on CNBC.

News Corp’s Chernin gets Supreme Court warm-up

October 22, 2008

peter-chernin.jpgNews Corp’s U.S. television network Fox is going to the Supreme Court to fight for its right to broadcast freely — whatever the Federal Communications Commission has to say about it.

Murdoch, Bancroft & Murdoch Esq.

October 17, 2008

murdoch.jpgThe big topic at News Corp’s annual meeting in New York on Friday was how the international media conglomerate will weather the financial crisis as advertising revenue looks like it will be on the skids for a while.

Fox Biz throws CNBC’s Cramer under bus

October 14, 2008

If you didn’t know better, you’d think CNBC was running for office and Fox Business was the down-in-the-polls attack dog.