News Corporation NYSE: NWS is a media conglomerate that operates world-wide.The company is one of the world's largest media conglomerates.Its major shareholder and managing director is Rupert Murdoch. It is a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and as a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol NWS.The company still is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).
Formerly incorporated in Adelaide, Australia, and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, News Corporation is now a U.S. company re-incorporated in the State of Delaware after a majority of shareholders approved the move. This reincorporation was completed on November 12, 2004.Almost 70% of News Corp.'s sales come from its US businesses. Murdoch's family controls about 30% of the company.
The holdings of News Corporation include:
- Australian newspapers
- The Herald Sun (Victoria)
- MX (Melbourne CBD)
- The Daily Telegraph (New South Wales)
- The Courier-Mail (Queensland)
- The Gold Coast Bulletin (Gold Coast, Queensland)
- The Advertiser (South Australia)
- The Mercury (Tasmania)
- The Sunday Times (Western Australia)
- Northern Territory News (Northern Territory)
- The Australian (Nationwide)
- UK newspapers, published by News International Ltd.
US newspapers and magazines
- the New York Post
- Australian newspapers
- BSkyB, United Kingdom (35% holding)
- DirecTV Group, North and South America
- Foxtel, Australia (25% holding)
- Sky Italia, Italian satellite TV service
- Star TV, an Asian satellite TV service
- Fox Network a US-wide broadcast television network
- Fox News Channel, a 24-hour news channel
- Fox Sports Net, a chain of US regional cable television networks broadcasting local sporting events linked together by national sports news programming. Local chanels include "Fox Sports Southwest", "Fox Sports Bay Area", etc.
- Fox Soccer Channel, a United States digital cable network specializing mainly in soccer.
- [[Fox Sports en Espa�ol]], a Spanish-language North American cable sports network; its sports lineup is tailored to appeal to a Latin American audience.
- [[Fox Sports en Latinoam�rica]], a Mexico-based Latin American satellite and cable sports network.
- 25% Foxtel, Australia's largest satellite and cable pay TV provider, a joint venture with Telstra and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited
- FX Networks, a cable network broadcasting reruns of programming previously shown on other channels, but recently creating its own programming, including the Emmy Award-winning program The Shield.
- National Geographic Channel
- SPEED Channel
- Sky One A UK-based general entertainment channel (part of BSkyB)
- Sky News UK-based satellite/cable news channel (part of BSkyB)
- Sky Sports UK-based satellite/cable sports channel plex (part of BSkyB)
- Sky Movies UK-based satellite/cable movie channel plex (part of BSkyB)
- Sky Box Office UK-based on-demand movie channel (part of BSkyB)
- News Digital Systems - Conditonal access technology
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