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Aug 5, 2015
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Disney could use Time Warner cord-cutting tips

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Disney could use some tips from Time Warner on cutting the cord. The entertainment conglomerate is doubling down on selling cable shows in a bundle – despite subscriber losses at sports network ESPN attributable to viewers’ growing preference for buying à la carte. Time Warner is benefiting from the trend, offering HBO Now separately. A business based on TV’s status quo is looking like a fantasy.

Aug 5, 2015
via Breakingviews

Disney could use Time Warner cord-cutting tips

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Disney could use some tips from Time Warner on cutting the cord. The entertainment conglomerate is doubling down on selling cable shows in a bundle – despite subscriber losses at sports network ESPN attributable to viewers’ growing preference for buying à la carte. Time Warner is benefiting from the trend, offering HBO Now separately. A business based on TV’s status quo is looking like a fantasy.

Jun 23, 2015

Advertising agencies under the gun from major contract reviews

CANNES/NEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) – An unprecedented number
of blue-chip companies have put their advertising contracts up
for review this year, underlining the growing pressure on ad
agencies as online marketing threatens their traditional role
and profit margins.

At the industry’s biggest annual conference in Cannes this
week the main topic of conversation among the 13,000 delegates
is the 18 companies – from consumer products giants Proctor &
Gamble and Unilever to automakers like BMW
and Volkswagen – that have decided to
re-think which agencies they want for marketing advice.

Jun 16, 2015

Chase Carey to stay at Fox to advise newly promoted Murdoch sons

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s (FOXA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Chase Carey will remain at the company for another year to support James and Lachlan Murdoch in their new positions running the media company.

The company’s board on Tuesday promoted James to chief executive and his brother, Lachlan, to executive co-chairman, while naming Carey executive vice chairman.

Jun 12, 2015

Rupert Murdoch to hand Fox CEO title to son James – source

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year old media baron, will hand over the chief executive reins at entertainment conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to his 42-year-old son James, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

Fox Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey will step into an advisory role as part of a generational shift at the parent company of Fox News and movie studio behind “X-Men” and other series, the source said, adding that James Murdoch and his 43-year-old brother Lachlan would work as partners.

Jun 12, 2015

Rupert Murdoch to hand Fox CEO title to son James

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year old media baron, will hand over the chief executive reins at entertainment conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to his 42-year-old son James, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

Fox Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey will step into an advisory role as part of a generational shift at the parent company of Fox News and movie studio behind “X-Men” and other series, the source said, adding that James Murdoch and his 43-year-old brother Lachlan would work as partners.

Jun 12, 2015

James Murdoch, Harvard dropout, steps into limelight at Fox

By Jennifer Saba and Abhirup Roy

(Reuters) – James Murdoch, a Harvard drop out, former cartoonist and co-founder of a hip hop music label, did not always appear destined to follow his father as a media baron, but he will take the CEO job at Twenty-First Century Fox Inc with backing from some important investors.

Passing the torch to his eldest sons, Rupert Murdoch plans to hand the Fox CEO job to James and elevate James’s older brother Lachlan to co-chief executive chairman, a person familiar with the matter said. Murdoch, 84, will be executive chairman and is likely to retain an active role.

Jun 11, 2015

Rupert Murdoch to hand over Fox reins to son James

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year old media baron, will hand over the chief executive job at entertainment conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to his 42-year-old son James, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

Fox COO Chase Carey would step into an advisory role as part of the generational shift at the parent of Fox News and the movie studio behind “X-Men” and other series, the source said, adding that James Murdoch and his 43-year-old brother Lachlan would work as partners.

Jun 11, 2015

Rupert Murdoch to hand over Fox reins to son James – source

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year old media baron, will hand over the chief executive job at entertainment conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to his 42-year-old son James, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

Fox COO Chase Carey would step into an advisory role as part of the generational shift at the parent of Fox News and the movie studio behind “X-Men” and other series, the source said, adding that James Murdoch and his 43-year-old brother Lachlan would work as partners.

Jun 10, 2015

Exclusive: Facebook earns 51 percent of ad revenue overseas

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Overseas markets bring in more advertising revenue than the United States for Facebook Inc, amounting to 51 percent of global ad sales in the first quarter, with growth in Asia the fastest in the world at 57 percent, company executives told Reuters.

While Facebook has reported regional growth in percentage terms, this is the first time it has detailed ad sales outside the United States and Canada as a percent of worldwide sales.