Free Media (what does it mean?)

Rupert Murdoch's- think you're getting different opinions? Body: This is the media that ONE person owns- think about it.

Books

Imprints, primarily under the HarperCollins umbrella, include -

HarperCollins
Perennial
Cliff Street Books
The Ecco Press
Quill
HarperAudio
Regan Books
Amistad Press
William Morrow
HarperTorch
Eos
HarperEntertainment
HarperSanFrancisco
HarperInformation
HarperBusiness
HarperResource
Fourth Estate
Access Travel
William Morrow Cookbooks
Branded Books Program
HarperCollins Children's Books
Greenwillow Books
Joanna Cotler Books
Laura Geringer Books
HarperFestival
HarperTrophy
Avon
Tempest
HarperCollins International

terrestrial broadcast, cable & satellite

United States

Fox Broadcasting Company (discussed in a supplementary note elsewhere on this site)
85% of Fox Entertainment Group Inc which includes ...
Fox SportsWNVW - New York City
KTTV - Los Angeles
WFLD - Chicago
WTXF - Philadelphia
WFXT - Boston
WTTG - Washington D.C
KDFW - Dallas
WJBK - Detroit
WAGA - Atlanta
KRIV - Houston
WJW - Cleveland
WTVT - Tampa
KSAZ - Phoenix
KDVR - Denver
KTVI - St Louis
WITI - Milwaukee
WOFL - Orlando
WOGX - Ocala
WDAF - Kansas City
KSTU - Salt Lake City
WHBQ - Memphis
WGHP - Greensboro
WBRC - Birmingham
WPR - Chicago
KTBC - Austin
KVC - Austin Fox Sports Net
Fox Sports South
Fox Sports Pittsburgh
Fox Sports Southeast
Fox Sports Midwest
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
Fox Sports Arizona
Fox Sports Northwest
Fox Sports West
Fox Sports Detroit
Fox Sports Bay Area (with Rainbow Media Holdings)
Fox Sports Chicago (with Rainbow Media Holdings)
Fox Sports Cincinnati
Fox Sports Intermountain West
Fox Sports New England (with Rainbow Media)
Fox Sports New York (with Rainbow Media)
Fox Sports Ohio (with Rainbow Media)
Fox Sports Southwest (with Rainbow Media)
Madison Square Garden Network (with Rainbow Media)
FiT TV
The Health Network
Fox Sports World
FX
National Geographic's cable channel (50% with GE and National Geographic)
Golf Channel (33%)
The Family Channel
MTM Entertainment
Fox News Channel
FxM
Outdoor Life (34%)
Speedvision (34%)
TV Guide Channel (44% with Liberty Media)
34% of Hughes Electronics (satellite broadcaster DIRECTV with over 11 million subscribers in the US, 81% equity in satellite operator PanAmSat, and Hughes Network Systems)

United Kingdom

British Sky Broadcasting (40% - Vivendi may dispose of 24.5% of BSkyB)
Music Choice Europe (49%)
QVC (20%)
Sky Multi-Channels (over 40 channels, including the following in which BSkyB has an economic interest)
- .tv
- National Geographic Channel UK (50%)
- Paramount Channel (25%)
- Sky One
- Sky News
- Sky Soap
- Sky Travel
- The Computer Channel
- Nickelodeon UK (50%, with Viacom)
- The History Channel (50%)
- Sky Scottish (50%)
- Granada Sky Broadcasting (40%) - with Granada, now part of ITV
- Granada Plus
- Granada Talk TV
- Granada Men & Motors
- Granada TV High Street
- Granada Food & Wine
- Granada Health & Beauty
- Granada Home and Garden
- Fox Kids
- Premium Channels
- Sky Movies
- The Movie Channel
- Sky Sports
- Sky Movies Gold
- Sky Sports 2
- Sky Sports 3

Germany

TM3 (66%)
Premiere World - 24% (owned through BSkyB)

France

13% of Breton cable tv group TV Breizh (Berlusconi's Mediaset has 13%)

Italy

Sky Italia (inc Telepiu and Stream) pay tv operation

Australia

FOXTEL (25%) - with Packer (25%) and Telstra
- Arena (50%)
- Channel V (50%)
- FOX
- FOX History
- FOX Soap
- FOX Talk
- FOX Travel
- FOXTEL Weather
- FX
- Nickelodeon (25%)
- Sky News Australia (33.3%)
- UK TV (60%)
- Fox Sports
- The Comedy Channel (80%)

Asia

Star TV
- STAR Chinese
- STAR Plus
- STAR Movies
- STAR Plus Japan
- STAR Movies South
- ESPN STAR Sports (50%)
- STAR Sports
- Channel V (50%)
- Viva Cinema (50%)
Phoenix Satellite TV (17.6%)
- Phoenix Chinese

Canada

minor stake in CTV Sportsnet

India

ISKYB
Asia Today (50%)
ZEE TV
- EL TV
- ZEE Cinema
Siti Cable Network (50%)

Italy

Stream (minority stake)

Indonesia

Indiovision (46%)
Film Indonesia (50%)

Japan

News Broadcasting Japan (80%)
SkyPerfect TV (11%)

Latin America

Canal Fox
Fox Sports Americas (owned by Fox/Liberty Media)
Fox Kids
Telecine (12.5%)
CineCanal (21.5%)
Sky Latin America DTH Platform
- Innova (30%) - with Televisa
- NetSat (36%)
- Latin America (30%)

Magazines & Inserts

North America

TV Guide (partial)
TVSM
TV Total
Cable Guide
The Weekly Standard
Maximum Golf
In Store
FSI
In Store (Canada)
FSI (Canada)

UK

Nursery World - sold to Exponent Private Equity October 2005

Pacific

Pacific Islands Monthly

Film Production & Distribution

Twentieth Century Fox
Fox Filmed Entertainment
Fox 2000
Fox Searchlight
Fox Family Films
Fox Animation Studios
Twentieth Century Fox Home
Twentieth Century Fox TV
Fox Studios Australia

Newspapers

News claims to be the world's leading publisher of English-language newspapers, with over 175 titles in the UK, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the US. It employs around 15,000 people worldwide, printing more than 40 million copies a week.

United States

New York Post

United Kingdom

The Times
Times Literary Supplement
The Sunday Times
The Sun
News of the World
Times Education (inc Times Education Supplement and Higher Education Supplement) - sold to Exponent Private Equity September 2005

Australia

The Australian
The Weekend Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Sunday Telegraph
Sportsman
Herald Sun
Sunday Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
The Courier Mail
The Sunday Mail
Gold Coast Bulletin
Adelaide Advertiser
Cumberland Newspaper Group (20 titles in Sydney suburbs)
Leader Newspaper Group (30 titles in Melbourne suburbs)
Cairns Post Group (42%)
North Queensland Newspaper Group
Townsville Bulletin
Quest Community Newspapers (17 titles in Brisbane suburbs)
Northern Territory News
Sunday Territorian
Centralian Advocate
The Suburban
The Mercury
The Sunday Tasmanian
Tasmanian Country
Treasure Islander
Derwent Valley Gazette
Sunday Mail
Messenger Press Group
Sunday Times (Perth)

Fiji

The Fiji Times
Nai Lalakei (Fijian)
Shanti Dut (Hindi )

Papua New Guinea

Post Courier (63%)

sports

New York Knicks (20% stake through partnership with Cablevision)
New York Rangers (20% stake through partnership with Cablevision)
Los Angeles Kings (NHL, 40% option)
Los Angeles Lakes (NBA, 9.8% option)
Staples Center (40% owned by Fox/Liberty)
National Rugby League Championship (50%) - Australian football

radio

Analog and digital radio holdings include -

Sky Radio (71%)
Fox Sports Radio Network
Sky Radio Sweden (28%)
TALKCO (20%)
Radio Veronica (42%) - Netherlands
Sky Radio Denmark
Sky Radio Germany
Sky Radio Netherlands
ClassicFM - Netherlands
technology and multimedia

Technology and interactive holdings include -

NDS (formerly News Digital Services)
SiVenture - UK-based smartcard consultancy
News Advanced Technologies
News America Digital Publishing
News America New Media
News Internet Services
Healtheon/WebMD (11%)
TheStreet.com (partial stake with New York Times)
Rivals.com (46%)
iSyndicate (partial stake with Scripps, NBC, InfoSpace, Vignette, and Microsoft)
News Digital Systems (UK)
Line One (33%)
Sportal (5% through BSkyB)
Orbis - interactive gambling software
News Interactive (Aust) - including NEWS.com.au, CareerOne, AustralianIT, FOX SPORTS, CARSguide and RealEstate.com.au
PDN Xinren Information Technology (50%)
music

News has minor recording interests, centred in Australia -

Mushroom Records
Festival Records
outdoor advertising

News Outdoor Group (NOG), established in 1999 and headquartered in Moscow, includes -

News Outdoor Bulgaria
News Outdoor Czech Republic
News Outdoor Poland (Town & City)
News Outdoor Romania
News Outdoor Russia
Kamera (Turkey)
News Outdoor Ukraine
News Outdoor Israel
NOG is concerned with billboards, advertising on street furniture and bus shelters, airport transit advertising and in-store point of sale displays. As of June 2007 News Outdoors Russia was the largest outdoor advertising firm in eastern Europe and the sixth-largest globally

Other

Other holdings include -

Broadsystem - customer relationship management services (UK and Australia), one of the UK's top five telemarketing agencies
News Optimus - (formerly Broadsystem Ventures) telephony and telemarketing services
SmartSource Marketing - direct mail and in-store advertising, promotions and merchandising programs in Australia and New Zealand
NewsMarketing - direct mail and in-store advertising, promotions and merchandising programs in Canada
New America Marketing - direct mail and in-store advertising, promotions and merchandising programs in US
Convoys Group - UK newspaper distribution
PLD Telekon (38%) - Indonesia
Newspoll (50%) - opinion polling
Jamba (51%) - ringtones
Disposals in recent years include Australian pastoral company F.S. Falkiner & Sons (2000)

Fox Interactive includes MySpace, RottenTomatoes.com, AmericanIdol.com and FoxSports.com - claimed to be second only to Yahoo! in monthly page view

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